More so than maybe any other city government, the nation’s third-largest city is heavily invested in testing startups’ urban technology.
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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Before the 2016 race ends, advocates for automatic registration are already eyeing new efforts in Illinois, Nevada, and elsewhere.
The first “shared street” in Chicago is befuddling some of its users.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Oso landslide legal settlements in Washington state; Oklahoma failed to obligate disaster recovery funds; and an Oregon county challenges state over dam.
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The city looks to add dry ice to its rodent control arsenal.
Through careful research and thoughtful discussion, this advisory body is helping county and local governments figure out ways to tackle tough challenges.
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.
But the "election process isn’t really at great risk from what happened with this hack,” according to the general counsel of the Illinois State Board of Elections.
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.
The former Illinois governor will remain in prison for his 14-year sentence.
Does protecting critical services from harm prolong budget fights?
Chicago is expanding its bikeshare program into disadvantaged communities, increasing cost-effective access to jobs and educational opportunities.
Case studies of California, Illinois, and Washington illustrate the different approaches states have taken to support the naturalization process.
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.
The states with the largest economies based on real GDP in 2015 are California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois and Pennsylvania.
The city’s police union does not seem happy.
It can take years for sexual abuse victims to find the courage to come forward, and police departments across the country are still digging through a backlog of rape kits, some of which are three decades old.
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.
Angry residents are demanding that “Hassert” Boulevard be renamed and one mayor has taken a big step to clear up the confusion.
Lake County knew that preventing prescription drugs from getting into a water supply or the wrong hands is important. And it got help from Walgreens in its prescription turn-in efforts.
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.
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In a strong national economy, places like Louisiana, Illinois, and Oklahoma are nevertheless struggling. Why?
Although the consolidation of jurisdictions can streamline services and achieve cost savings, a combination of history, politics and pride can be big stumbling blocks.
OpenGrid is coming to Amazon’s marketplace in the near future.