Chicago Police's 'gang database' is disorganized and inaccurate, report finds
A report by the city's inspector general finds the Chicago Police Department uses disorganized, outdated and inaccurate information to track gang activity.
Chicago Chief Data Officer Tom Schenk steps down
Schenk oversaw a city data division that encouraged open data use, built tools to automate government functions, and helped nurture a sidewalk-level network of Internet of Things devices.
Bill allowing police drones to watch parties almost passes in Illinois
The state assembly narrowly failed to pass a bill that would have permitted unprecedented use of drones over both public and private gatherings.
State searches for $1.2 billion to fund Chicago innovation center
Though it has strong political support, the first facility to serve in a planned network of Illinois innovation centers still seeks firm financial backing.
New research reveals which cities can benefit most from IoT
Boston, Chicago and Atlanta top a list of 50 cities expected to make the most of emerging smart city and Internet of Things technologies.
Assembling the open government puzzle
Transparency efforts are becoming more sophisticated. But everywhere you look, something is missing.
Chicago prepares to shield immigrant data with municipal ID program
Undeterred by threats from the Justice Department, Chicago is soliciting vendors for a municipal ID system, an approach some sanctuary cities have used to provide resources to undocumented residents.
Fragmented but not broken: America's smart cities bind together
A disjointed marketplace and immature regulatory environment make the technologist's pursuit of a futuristic smart city complicated, but leadership from the nation's top smart cities and organizations is forging a path forward.
911 with text, images and video: Chicago chases next-gen public safety system
As the city prepares to replace its decades-old systems to keep residents safe, the mayor ponders a controversial new phone service fee.