Cook County, Illinois, moves out of 'stone age' with tax software
The county, which includes Chicago, expanded a new software platform that makes tax collections on a range of goods more efficient.
Modernization is like fixing an air conditioner, Illinois CISO says
Retiring legacy systems, Illinois CISO Adam Ford said during a CrowdStrike event, is like "replacing the air conditioner before it goes out."
Illinois lawmaker wants to ban digital license plates
As state law enforcement fights a rash of carjackings, lawmakers disagree on how far Illinois should go to track vehicles.
Former local broadband official gets two years prison for fraud scheme
A former treasurer of the Illinois Municipal Broadband Communications Association pleaded guilty to stealing $150,000 in funds for personal use.
Illinois officials say tech contract holding up availability of nonbinary IDs
A contract that doesn't expire until 2024 is holding up implementation of a 2019 law that would allow residents to identify as nonbinary on driver's licenses.
Digital ID means no more remembering old passwords, Illinois CIO says
Nobody wants to search for passwords — like the one used to register a boat — only used once every three years, Illinois acting CIO Jennifer Ricker said.
Illinois attorney general acknowledges ransomware attack
The attack, which involved the DoppelPaymer malware, came a few months after an audit of the office revealed weak cybersecurity practices.
Illinois to spend $80.5 million replacing 1970s data center
The new facility is just one piece of a $45 billion statewide capital improvement initiative called "Rebuilding Illinois."
Illinois unveils tech-fueled plan to reduce hunger statewide
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's new plan includes mobile apps, online scheduling systems and digital discount-lunch applications.