New York and Chicago mayors herald resurgence of the city-state
Speaking at a smart cities conference, Bill de Blasio and Rahm Emanuel said it's up to cities to fulfill responsibilities national governments have shirked.
Chicago prepares to shield immigrant data with municipal ID program
Undeterred by threats from the Justice Department, Chicago is soliciting vendors for a municipal ID system, an approach some sanctuary cities have used to provide resources to undocumented residents.
Inside promotion: Chicago names CTO Danielle DuMerer as CIO replacement
After the exit of former Chief Information Officer Brenna Berman in May, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has appointed DuMurer to continue Chicago's smart city and civic tech efforts.
911 with text, images and video: Chicago chases next-gen public safety system
As the city prepares to replace its decades-old systems to keep residents safe, the mayor ponders a controversial new phone service fee.
Chicago is spending $160 million on smart street lights
The project aims to replace 270,000 lights with remotely-controlled and auto-dimming LEDs expected to slash energy consumption and pay for themselves.
Chicago's open records lawsuits totaled more than 70,000 in 2016
An inordinate volume and volatility of unfulfilled open information requests in a single year underscores the role of federal leadership, specifically law enforcement transparency policies started by President Barack Obama.
Illinois weighs bill to speed access to police video footage in wake of Laquan McDonald case
Some state lawmakers are pushing a measure to make video footage open by default in cases of police violence, attracting pushback from law enforcement.
Google Fiber eyes L.A., Chicago for super-fast service
The cities still must meet Google's data, infrastructure access, permitting and construction requirements.
10 smart cities to watch
StateScoop interviewed dozens of industry and public sector officials to identify 10 cities — from Austin to New York to San Francisco — that are setting the pace pursuing smart city strategies.