Chicago's new COVID app 'coaches' residents, starts vaccine wait list

by • 1 month ago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the "Chi COVID Coach" allows the city to communicate with residents about their symptoms in real time.

Chicago street work map adds custom alerts feature

by • 3 months ago

Residents no longer need to manually check the map for closures and construction and officials say it could also improve contractor accountability.

Chicago mayor proposes massive overhaul of city's IT operations

by • 8 months ago

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

by • 8 months ago

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

by • 9 months ago

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

by • 11 months ago

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

by • 12 months ago

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

by • 1 year ago

A report by the city's inspector general finds the Chicago Police Department uses disorganized, outdated and inaccurate information to track gang activity.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

by • 2 years ago

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.