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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Redefining college and career readiness

Jan 16 2017 | 11:39 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.

Mapping the suburban vote for Trump, Clinton

Dec 30 2016 | 7:58 am - Five out of six Chicago-area counties voted for Clinton in the November election. But many precincts in those counties voted very differently in the primary.

The 1,732 Cubs ballplayers from 1909 to 2016

Nov 06 2016 | 11:00 am - We've waited 108 years for a Cubs World Series trophy — and so have a lot of Cubs teams.

Link between poverty, test scores continues

Nov 01 2016 | 6:35 pm - An analysis of 2016 PARCC results demonstrates the affect of income on students’ test scores.

Where are the planes tonight? Our web app can tell you

Jul 13 2016 | 9:18 am - Our new web app tells you what runways are scheduled to be in use tonight, and which ones are scheduled for next week.

Cook County puts services first with new website

Jul 06 2016 | 6:56 pm - With its new website, Cook County official say they're hoping to make it easier for residents and businesses to find the services they need.

Flags flew at half-staff one day in five last year

Jun 20 2016 | 4:58 pm - U.S. flags, lowered last week in honor of the 49 Orlando shooting victims, were at half-staff for 74 days in 2015 — 15 of them to remember and honor victims of mass shootings. Overall, flags were at half-staff one out of every five days in...

Report: Big disparity in how the nation pays for public schools

Apr 18 2016 | 10:53 am - Even as Illinois debates a new school funding plan, the achievement gap between the nation’s wealthiest and poorest students is growing dramatically.

Why Chicago Cubs fans shouldn't drive to home opener at Wrigley

Apr 11 2016 | 9:27 am - Advice for going to Wrigley Field for the Cubs' home opener? Don't drive. Here's how to get there without your car.

Goodbye winter that wasn't

Mar 20 2016 | 8:24 am - Was this the winter that wasn't? For much of the winter, the area enjoyed warmer-than-average weather. The snowfall fell short as well. Have a look at this fun review of our winter statistics.

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