Illinois

Cook County, Illinois, moves out of 'stone age' with tax software

by • 1 week ago

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

by • 1 week ago

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

by • 3 weeks ago

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

by • 4 weeks ago

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

by • 2 months ago

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

by • 2 months ago

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

by • 3 months ago

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

by • 3 months ago

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

by • 5 months ago

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's new plan includes mobile apps, online scheduling systems and digital discount-lunch applications.

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