To catch freeway shooters, Illinois is installing more cameras

by • 4 weeks ago

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker approved legislation placing more cameras on expressways throughout 22 counties.

VOIP upgrade 'isn't sexy, it's just good government,' CIO says

by • 2 months ago

Cook County, Illinois, recently completed a five-year, $25 million upgrade from traditional phone lines to voice-over-IP.

Ransomware actors steal detention slips in Illinois K-12 hack

by • 3 months ago

A detention slip from 2014 exposed in a recent ransomware attack shows the risks of organizations not deleting or archiving old data.

Data center modernization moving ahead in Illinois, says CIO

by • 4 months ago

A data center modernization project in Illinois involves replacing a 1970s facility not designed to handle modern infrastructure.

What happened with blockchain in state government?

by • 7 months ago

Very little has happened with blockchain in state government.

Pandemic advertised need for legacy IT upgrades, says Illinois CIO

by • 8 months ago

Jennifer Ricker said the pandemic alerted some key state leaders to the need for legacy IT upgrades.

Illinois catches nearly 2,700 drivers without insurance through new verification system

by • 10 months ago

The system automatically verifies vehicle owners' registration status at random intervals.

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

by • 12 months 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 • 12 months ago

Retiring legacy systems, Illinois CISO Adam Ford said during a CrowdStrike event, is like "replacing the air conditioner before it goes out."