Chicago mayor appoints CIO and CTO amid digital-strategy revamp
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city is going to embark on a new IT modernization strategy, naming two officials to lead the effort.
To catch freeway shooters, Illinois is installing more cameras
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker approved legislation placing more cameras on expressways throughout 22 counties.
Ransomware on edtech vendor results in data breach of 500K Chicago students
Chicago Public Schools said teacher-evaluation software sold by edtech nonprofit Battelle for Kids was hit by ransomware in December 2021.
Chicago names acting commissioner of IT agency
A sprawling agency responsible for the city's technology, motor-vehicle fleet and public buildings has a new leader after its last commissioner joined the Obama Foundation.
Measuring the impact of data programs is about more than just dollars
States are spending more on data-driven projects than ever before — but are they getting a return on their investments?
Microsoft, Chicago team up to provide digital skills training
The company says free digital-skills training will reach more than 300,000 Chicagoans looking to boost their digital literacy or switch career paths.
Chicago installed 30 new self-service payment kiosks
The city now claims 74 kiosks that allow residents to pay bills around the clock.
Chicago postpones police-misconduct database, citing cost concerns
Proponents of a new database said it would lend the city transparency and credibility, but others — including Mayor Lori Lightfoot — questioned the cost.
How data guided Illinois' COVID-19 vaccine awareness campaign
Civis Analytics helped Illinois identify which messages will be the most effective at convincing "the movable middle" to get a COVID-19 vaccine.