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Chicago mayor proposes massive overhaul of city's IT operations

by • 1 month 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 • 1 month 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 • 2 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 • 4 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 • 5 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 • 7 months 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A report by the city's inspector general finds the Chicago Police Department uses disorganized, outdated and inaccurate information to track gang activity.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 • 1 year 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.

Bill allowing police drones to watch parties almost passes in Illinois

by • 1 year ago

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

by • 2 years ago

Though it has strong political support, the first facility to serve in a planned network of Illinois innovation centers still seeks firm financial backing.