Cook County

Code for America's pot-conviction clearance program heads to Illinois

by • 1 year ago

Cook County will use an automation tool to identify criminal records eligible to be overturned under Illinois' new marijuana legalization law.

New crime-data dashboard illuminates trends in Cook County, Ill.

by • 1 year ago

The tool's creators are hopeful more detailed information on regional felony cases will inform smarter policy in the nation's second-largest county.

Cook County overcomes 'tremendous amount of skepticism' to complete $75 million ERP upgrade

by • 2 years ago

Officials of the Chicago-area municipality tick off the benefits of combining eight outdated systems into a single modern solution for all 22,000 county employees.

Cook County, Illinois, hires first chief data officer, puts new CIO on deck

by • 2 years ago

Dessa Gypalo, a former data director for D.C. nonprofits, is charged with advancing the local government's use and governance of data.

State elections officials stress the importance of paper trails

by • 2 years ago

The secretaries of state from three states told a Senate committee they're making progress in securing elections, slowly.

Tax analytics show county government who’s gaming the system

by • 3 years ago

New policies and data tools are helping Cook County, Illinois, enforce tax codes and recover tens of millions in losses and unpaid taxes.

Chicago-area cities defend themselves with Cyber Threat Intelligence Grid

by • 4 years ago

Officials from Cook County, Illinois, report the launch of a new intelligence platform to help cities coordinate during cyber attacks.