Chicago Police launches new data program to identify stressed out cops

by • 2 months ago

The department announced a new project that uses data to monitor the mental health of police officers.

Underserved students in four cities are about to get free Wi-Fi

by • 2 months ago

The consulting group Ignite Cities is helping to provide Wi-Fi access in neighborhoods in Chicago, New Orleans, Miami and Columbia, South Carolina, to support distance learning during the pandemic.

Tech upgrades could save Chicago millions, a working group found

by • 3 months ago

One estimate shows savings of more than $225 million if the city government moves its legacy IT systems to cloud-based storage and management systems.

Chicago launches $50 million Obama-backed broadband program to close K-12 digital divide

by • 4 months ago

As many students struggle to locate reliable internet connections during the pandemic, Chicago unveils a four-year program to deliver high-speed home connections to 100,000 K-12 students.

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

by • 6 months 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 • 8 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 • 1 year 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 year 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 • 1 year ago

The new public-private working group, led by a City Council member, aims to help Chicago introduce emerging technologies in cost-effective manners.