Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Atlanta-area county’s new drought rule; Oahu rail project costs; and a jurisdictional land shift in Alaska.
Chicago wants 270,000 fixtures around the city to be LEDs within four years.
Documents from Chicago's Cook County Sheriff’s Office reveal the undercover techniques law enforcement uses to monitor—and manipulate—social media users.
That was the message Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and British MP Tristram Hunt had during a Brookings Institution discussion on Friday.
More so than maybe any other city government, the nation’s third-largest city is heavily invested in testing startups’ urban technology.
Emanuel delivered a letter signed by 15 other mayors, who are calling for the continuation of a program that shields young people from deportation.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Tennessee wildfire costs mount; energy-use data sharing in Pittsburgh; and federal court’s bottle water delivery order appealed in Michigan.
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The first “shared street” in Chicago is befuddling some of its users.
Amid continued accusations of police misconduct, the force must contend with a digital rehashing of a sordid chapter in its history.
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This is the city’s largest police-hiring surge since the 1980s.
The city looks to add dry ice to its rodent control arsenal.
It’s not easy to host a weekly event to encourage civic engagement.
When those who will inherit public issues and take the reins of power are disengaged, we have a problem. Chicago is trying to change that.
Chicago Mayor Eats Words Pitching Police Increase; Congress Mulls 17 State Water Infrastructure Projects
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In August, 90 people were killed and 472 shot. The city this year now has more homicides than New York and Los Angeles combined.
The city's medical examiner’s office has confirmed that an officer shot Paul O’Neal, an unarmed black man, in the back as he fled.
The city’s new vision for clean and safe waterways is either wishful thinking or incredibly ambitious.
A Chicago officer who shot an unarmed black man last week wore a camera that switched off during the shooting.
Chicago is expanding its bikeshare program into disadvantaged communities, increasing cost-effective access to jobs and educational opportunities.
Although the city has gained some young, educated white residents, it continues to lose minorities and families with children to the suburbs.
Volunteers are helping the Chicago Park District figure out whether there are better analytics models for water contamination hazards at Lake Michigan beaches.
A new dataset about the Divvy bike-sharing program is now the largest available through the city’s open data portal, with over 52 million rows of information.
The city’s police union does not seem happy.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: NYC bars must serve pregnant women; Flint’s mayor may have wanted relief funds for campaign; New Mexico teachers can criticize standardized tests again.
Following a sharp rise in complaints this year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration is increasing the number of rodent control crews. It’s using predictive analytics for targeting efforts, too.
Students gain more than just an understanding of civics when they dive into the laws of their city.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Colorado’s sexting legislation; Honolulu’s loud electronic restroom warnings; Hartford’s troubled finances.
The move by the ratings agency comes after the Illinois Supreme Court last week ruled against a law aimed at reining in public employee pension liabilities.
Winners will be chosen from among Amazon Web Services customers, if their cloud solution could inform other regional and local governments.