Cook County has eliminated charges for its Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, making it free and more accessible to the public.
Open Data and Transparency
The Cook County Board today approved a partnership between the Bureau of Technology and Smart Chicago Collaborative that will expand the open data the County provides and make it easier for the public to access.
During the past several weeks we have been working on making incremental improvements to the user experience of the data portal.
On May 14th we added new salary data to the Cook County Open Data Portal containing annual salary information as of May 12, 2014.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the launch of Connect to Cook, a robust web-based GIS application aimed at encouraging economic development within Cook County.
Many private companies tout the service level they provide their customers— from product quality assurance to customer response time. You utilize government services every day. How do you know how well your government is performing?
Lobbyists reported contacting Cook County officials less in 2013, yet the number of lobbyists and their compensation was higher than any year since online filing began, according to reports submitted to Clerk David Orr’s Lobbyist Online website.
Settlement with Chicago on years of tickets called ‘long overdue’
Lobbyists were paid $1.46 million during the first half of 2013 as they attempted to influence Cook County elected officials and high-ranking employees, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced Tuesday.
President Preckwinkle has formed a New Media Council composed of marketing and social media experts who will help the County develop a digital strategy to better engage, serve, and connect with the public.