New ways to post and reply to odd job requests include using smartphone apps like TaskRabbit, Postmates and Cherry.
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What is FRED? Short for Federal Reserve Economic Data, FRED is an online database consisting of more than 55,000 economic data time series from 45 national, international, public, and private sources.
FRED, created in 1990 and maintained by Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, combines data with a tools that help us understand and display economic data.
The categories that can be searched include: Money, Banking & Finance; Population, Employment & Labor Markets; Production & Business Activity; Price Indexes; International and Regional Data.
The Illinois Department of Transportation launched a new YouTube video series this week aptly called “On The Move.”
IDOT says videos will be produced on an ongoing basis and allow Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider to keep Illinois citizens up to date on state transportation issues.
“This video series is an opportunity for me to provide further details on several imperative topics here at IDOT and also to elaborate on what we are working on to help keep you, the motorist, informed” said Schneider in a press release. “I look forward to discussing new projects and initiatives as well as letting you know how you can help us keep our roads safe.”
The inaugural video of the series concentrates on traffic safety. Schneider gives the lowdown on those digital billboard displays which keep a running total of the number of traffic fatalities which have occurred on roads within the state and then spends some time passing on some solid traffic safety tips.
The FCC produced its annual Mobile Wireless Competition Report last year, graphing various statistics regarding mobile wireless service providers and national usage. Among the mass amounts of data collected, this analysis produces measurement of price level and usage trends, types of mobile devices, operating systems, and applications purchased and used by consumers.
The Kid’s Pantry is a non-for-profit organization that takes in donations of children’s items and donates them back out to the community. Everything is given free of charge. They are currently open year round on Wednesdays from 10am-2pm and Fridays from 10-11am. They are located at 400 E. Gregory St., Mount Prospect, IL (224-715-4466).
They also have semi-annual giveaways in the spring and fall where all stock is set up in the gym. They invite the community through multiple media outlets and word of mouth to come on a Friday evening and all day Saturday and receive what they need for free.
The Kid’s Pantry was started by two stay-at-home moms who have a passion for kids and the community. Through the help of their church, they have been able to keep expanding, and to collect more items. Please visit them at their location, by email (email@example.com) or on Facebook to learn more about receiving from their collection or to offer donations.