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Chicago Tribune PANDA scrapers

This repository stores the Chicago Tribune News Applications Team's PANDA project scrapers.

The scrapers

There is currently only a one scraper.

Cook County Criminal Warrants

This scraper captures criminal warrants from the Cook County Sheriff's warrant search page.

It uses a simple sqlite database to store warrants. This speeds up data insertion, lightens the load on the PANDA API and demonstrates how to use a lightweight intermediate database for more complex PANDA scraping tasks.

To use it, run python scrapers/warrant_import.py.

You must set the PANDA_AUTH_EMAIL and PANDA_AUTH_KEY environment variables with your PANDA authentication credentials.

About this project

MIT license, see LICENSE.md for details.

Written by David Eads for the (Chicago Tribune News Apps Team)[http://chicagotribune.com/news/data].

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