Cook County is home to what is arguably the country's largest civic tech community. The heart of this community is arguably Chi Hack Night, whose weekly event regularly draws crowds of over 100.
An Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between Cook County and the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University (NIU) will provide the County with assistance in technology-related initiatives involving regional public partners.
Cook County’s justice agencies will soon be getting a new “bus” – not the kind with four wheels, but a system to allow the various agencies to cross the digital divide with long-needed modernization.
Upgrade replaces antiquated system with efficient, modern solution
Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle’s Bureau of Technology today launched a new Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system to answer phones County-wide.
Cook County will be taking significant steps toward replacing antiquated technologies, streamlining services and reducing costs by millions under two proposals approved by the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the connection of Provident Hospital to Cook County’s 10 gigabit fiber broadband network.
The Cook County Board of Review, the highest volume assessment appeals board in the country, launched its state of the art Digital Appeals Processing System (DAPS) for the 2015 property assessment appeals session.
The Cook County Board today approved technology upgrades proposed by President Toni Preckwinkle to track the location of County vehicles and automate building inspections, moving away from a paper-based system.