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.
Former Illinois IT chief Ron Guerrier joins HP as global CIO
Guerrier, who stepped down as Illinois' statewide CIO Sept. 4, is returning to the corporate sector.
Illinois CIO Ron Guerrier exits state government
Guerrier, who was appointed in March 2019, is credited with broadband expansion, modernization of legacy IT systems, STEM education and the sudden transformation to a remote state workforce.
Expanding chatbot, virtual agent use to meet citizen needs
Illinois’ Department of Innovation and Technology acting assistant secretary on answering citizen questions with chatbots and virtual agents.
Legacy cybersecurity plans won't work during pandemic, says Illinois treasurer's CIO
"It is not inside our walls anymore," Joseph Daniels, the chief information officer for the Illinois State Treasurer's office, said of cybersecurity in the pandemic age.