Juan-Pablo Velez

Juan-Pablo Velez

Juan-Pablo Velez is a freelance data journalist, formerly of the Chicago News Cooperative.

  • 16
    stories
  • 104
    words
16
stories for
2
publications
Juan-Pablo Velez's stories for
Show all
The New York Times

Small Steps in a Food Desert

Mayor Emanuel has promised to halve Chicago's food deserts — neighborhoods without healthy food outlets — by the end of his first term. Even as he pushes grocery chains to open stores in underserved communities, his administration is taking another tack: persuading corner stores, seen by some as a part of the food-desert problem, to sell fresh fruits and vegetables.

The New York Times

Pantries Face Shuttering if Donations Keep Dropping

With hunger at an all-time high, Chicago's food pantries are feeling the pinch of federal food cuts.

Chicago News Cooperative

The Geography of Hunger (MAP)

Interactive map of food insecurity in Chicago neighborhoods.

The New York Times

TIF Aided Public and Private Projects Almost Evenly, Analysis Shows

Part 1 of TIF series: A six-month-long investigation by the Chicago News Cooperative reveals for the first time how former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley spent $1.7 billion in taxpayer dollars across the city's Tax Increment Financing districts, his administration's controversial economic development program.

The New York Times

TIF May Need a Boost in Poor Neighborhoods

Part 2 of TIF Series: Chicago's TIF districts are supposed to spur development in blighted areas. But can City Hall's primary development tool really reverse decades of economic decline and physical decay in the city's poorest neighborhoods?

Chicago News Cooperative

Breaking Down Chicago's TIF District Spending (GRAPHICS)

Maps and graphics dissecting Chicago's TIF districts.

The New York Times

Analysis of C.T.A. Data Reveals No Bias

Data-driven analysis of Chicago transit cuts.

Chicago News Cooperative

Shared Workspace Back to Future

Hidden in a workaday warehouse Chicago's North Side, a community of tinkerers has sprouted around a dying art: making stuff with your hands.

The New York Times

An Unusual Library Finds a New Home

"On a recent Saturday afternoon in Humboldt Park, a small band of volunteers scrambled to put the finishing touches on their library’s new home — the sixth in as many years for the Read/Write Library, Chicago’s largest depository of grass-roots printed materials."

Chicago News Cooperative

Meet the New Top Cop