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What you need to know about the cybersecurity bill
Oct. 28, 2015
The Senate approved a measure that's meant to stop hackers, but opponents cite privacy concerns. The bill would create a pipeline for firms to share information on attacks with the government.
Where records of police misconduct are confidential
Oct. 15, 2015
If a police officer in your community has a history of misconduct, can you find out about it? A new investigation finds it depends on where you live.
'Little Voices' aims to shed light on Fukushima's nuclear aftermath
Oct. 7, 2015
A filmmaker focuses on the aftermath of a nuclear disaster, a European court rules against the 'Safe Harbor' agreement, and Tony Sarabia introduces us to The Lyre Ensemble.
Sensors help city track urban challenges
Sep. 15, 2015
The National Science Foundation is investing in a data project to make Chicago a “smarter,” fitter city.
City health data gets a checkup
Sep. 4, 2015
In 2011 the city set health targets and promised timely updates on them. But four years later we don’t really know where we stand on important health measures.
Chicago preps for 'civic hackathon'
May. 23, 2013
Chicago techies, data nerds and community groups are preparing for three days of events surrounding the National Day of Civic Hacking on Saturday, June 1.
Reddit builder and Internet activist Aaron Swartz dies at 26
Jan. 12, 2013
Chicago-born Internet activist Aaron Swartz took his own life in his New York City apartment on Friday.
Illinois case workers' client load has nearly tripled since 2001
Dec. 14, 2012
One local caseworker says her clients are always in crisis. They can’t cover heating bills or get kicked out of their home and need to find a shelter on short notice. They need to find jobs to get assistance.
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