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Tim Broderick

Editor of Data Journalism & Graphics
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Tim Broderick has been a news artist with the Daily Herald since 1990, and was named News Presentation Editor/Graphics in 1997.

From his unique perspective, Tim has been a part of the coverage for many important suburban news stories including the Brown's Chicken murders, two trials for Illinois governors, in depth reporting on issues such as heroin in the suburbs, red light cameras, state pensions and continuing coverage on subjects such as school report cards and state budget woes.

In 2008, Tim was honored by the Illinois AP Editors Association along with the reporting team for "The Dream Foreclosed," which reported on the beginnings and affects of the mortgage crisis in Illinois and the suburbs. He also has won a number of Lisagor awards for graphics and design.

As a visual journalist, Tim uses maps, charts, diagrams and illustration to inform readers in ways words alone can't do. In his professional career, he has seen the industry change from using pen-and-ink maps and diagrams in print to telling stories with 3D graphics and animations for multiple platforms. He estimates he's mapped the suburbs in the collar counties at least three times over, which really only gives him another excuse to not stop and ask for directions.

Tim graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in journalism and additional art training. During college, he worked a summer for the Chicago Defender before interning with the Southtown Economist on Chicago's south side. He started as a copy editor/artist at the Southtown in 1984.

Tim has lived in and around Chicago his entire life and currently resides on the northwest side with his wife, twin daughters and one annoying but somehow loveable fluffy-white rescue dog. He also has published two graphic novels, studies Hapkido and is a member of the Mystery Writers of America.

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New census data: Minorities’ share of area counties’ population continues to rise

Jun 21 2018 | 6:28 am - While overall county populations were little changed since July 2010, new census data show minorities’ share of the total population continues to rise.

Then and now: How we looked at the Marengo explosion

Jun 11 2018 | 4:45 pm - An innovative tool developed by Northwestern University’s Knight Lab allowed us to see the progress made at the site of the 2017 Marengo explosion.

How the primary vote changed in Illinois from 2014 to 2018

Mar 22 2018 | 5:42 pm - Here’s where the number of primary voters in each party stayed the same or changed compared to the 2014 primary.

Where shootings occurred at schools in 2018

Feb 15 2018 | 1:59 pm - With Wednesday’s shooting, there have been 18 incidents involving schools and guns in 2018.

Snowfall estimates from around the suburbs

Feb 09 2018 | 9:16 am - Estimated snowfall from around the suburbs

Suburbs contribute to Illinois' population decline

Dec 21 2017 | 12:48 pm - Illinois lost more people than any other state over the year ending July 1, continuing a plunge that dropped it to sixth place in population, behind Pennslyvania. In the suburbs, decreases were sharpest in Cook County, in towns including Rosemont,...

See what your suburb spent to attend Chicago conference

Dec 13 2017 | 11:14 am - Find out what your town spent attending the 2017 Illinois Municipal League conference in downtown Chicago.

Everything you forgot about dealing with the cold, snow and ice

Dec 09 2017 | 8:29 am - Every year, someone forgets something about the basics of living in cold weather. Here’s how you can avoid being that person.

Lower-income students make incremental gains on PARCC test

Oct 31 2017 | 6:02 am - The latest version of the Daily Herald's Poverty-Achievement Index shows low-income students making small gains.

Redefining college and career readiness

Jan 16 2017 | 10:39 am - For years the state has relied on standardized tests to measure students' progress. Now a group of Illinois high school superintendents hopes to get the state's endorsement of their definition of what it means to be college and career ready.

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