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.
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.
Vaccine distribution should 'shield' residents from logistical challenges, one official says
Lake County, Illinois, developed two online platforms to manage vaccine distribution to avoid subjecting residents and medical personnel to technical issues.
Illinois announces computer refurbishing program to close digital divide
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is calling for computer donations through a new program dedicated to increasing digital access in low-income communities statewide.
Illinois to launch volunteer program for digital literacy training
Illinois will select a cohort of digital navigators in the new year to offer digital literacy and skills training in low-income and rural communities.
Are states relenting on municipal broadband during the pandemic?
More states are relaxing limits on municipally controlled broadband networks as the health crisis drags on, raising the need for high-speed internet service.
Six months in, state executives reflect on their pandemic response
Winners of StateScoop 50 Awards for GoldenGov: State Executive of the Year share how the pandemic has dramatically changed their operations and outlooks.