Illinois attorney general acknowledges ransomware attack

by • 3 days 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 • 1 week 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 • 2 months ago

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

by • 2 months ago

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

by • 4 months ago

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

by • 5 months ago

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

by • 5 months ago

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?

by • 5 months ago

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

by • 8 months ago

Winners of StateScoop 50 Awards for GoldenGov: State Executive of the Year share how the pandemic has dramatically changed their operations and outlooks.