Chicago mayor proposes massive overhaul of city's IT operations
Mayor Lori Lightfoot's proposal would merge the city's IT agency with the department that manages vehicles and buildings, which the city's former chief data officer called a "terrible decision."
U.S. can't crack top 10 in survey of 'smartest' cities
A new smart-city ranking index listed just nine U.S. cities out of 102 globally, based on residents' perceptions of infrastructure and civic services.
Chicago launches technological transformation council
The new public-private working group, led by a City Council member, aims to help Chicago introduce emerging technologies in cost-effective manners.
Chicago CIO Danielle DuMerer steps down
After 11 years with the city's information technology arm, DuMerer will move on to a private sector role at a nearby institution.
Digital service delivery, public safety tools finalists in 'Engaged Cities' awards
Ten finalist cities will compete for three shares of a $200,000 cash prize for work with the public that makes a positive difference in their communities.
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A report by the city's inspector general finds the Chicago Police Department uses disorganized, outdated and inaccurate information to track gang activity.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.