Substance News on the Web had more than two million hits during 2009

On January 1, 2009, Substance went live on the Web at following six months of development (and partial Web activity) at our "new" Website. The old site ( is still being supported until we can move content over to the "new" site. Our severely challenged budget required that we simply create the "new" site because we could not re-program form the format of the "old" site. Hopefully, this murky explanation is enough to make access for our readers as clear as possible, and that those who want to go "back" to 2002 can visit to do so, scanning back issues.

After the final tallies of traffic for we provided to us by our Web hosts, we can report the following:

Total Unique Visitors: 56,867

Visits: 102,284

Pages: 358,045

Hits: 2,364,338

We cannot compare these numbers to any other sites primarily serving Chicago's public education communities, but we believe they are fairly substantial in the "market" we serve.

Happy New Year to our ever expanding number of readers and subscribers.

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January 5, 2010 at 8:25 AM

By: Retired Principal

Substance Website

George, congratulations!

January 5, 2010 at 12:15 PM

By: Margaret Wilson

Retired teacher/parent


That is such great news!!!!!!!!!!


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