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Installation of Smart Meters in La Grange, IL

Commonwealth Edison - Installation of Smart Meters in La Grange - Summer, 2016 In 2011, the Illinois General Assembly enacted the Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act (EIMA), providing $2.6 billion over 10 years to Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) to modernize its electric grid. The Act provides for the replacement of 4 million existing electrical meters in all homes and businesses in northern Illi...
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Mayor’s Initiative Will Make Digital Skills Training Available at Nearly All Chicago Public Libraries

Mayor Emanuel Launches Connect Chicago Initiative to Help Close the Digital Divide in Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a coalition of public and private partners today launched Connect Chicago — a civic leadership initiative to make Chicago the most skilled and connected digital city in America. Connect Chicago will expand digital skills training throughout the city, and to nearly all Chicago Publi...
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Springfield – Department of Innovation and Technology Moves Forward in Transforming Illinois’ Digital Landscape

New agency will lead digital transformation, increase inter-agency efficiency and improve delivery of services to residents and businesses SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner and State CIO Hardik Bhatt announced today the Administration is moving forward in the formation of the new Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT). The Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and P...
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Springfield – Governor Consolidates Illinois’ Information Technology into New Agency

Department of Innovation and Technology will accelerate Illinois’ modernization SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner signed Executive Order 16-01 today to create the new Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT). The new state agency will transform the state’s information technology functions into one agency to provide better service to Illinois residents and businesses. Execu...
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Chicago Launches “Open Grid” to Help Residents Explore Their Neighborhoods

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Innovation and Technology announced today the launch of OpenGrid A first of its kind website and mobile app that uses open data to let residents search for unique information and events happening around them. Using OpenGrid, residents can access data that is tailored to their location and needs, such as which city services are del...
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Bloomington-Normal to Become Gigabit Community

B-N to Become Gigabit Community MetroNet, one of the largest all fiber-to-the -premises providers in the Midwest, announced today that it plans to expand into the Bloomington-Normal market with construction activities commencing as soon as the Spring of 2016. Through MetroNet’s state-of-the-art fiber infrastructure, residential consumers will have access to Internet speeds of up to 1 Gbps, int...
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Oak Park – 2016 Budget Focuses on Technology, Infrastructure

2016 Budget Focuses on Technology, Infrastructure   Technology will play a key role in 2016, as the Village of Oak Park’s new fiscal year municipal budget focuses on maintaining service levels, while enhancing the quality of services provided. New software solutions are planned for 2016 to streamline permitting, inspections and licensing, making it quicker and easier for both individua...
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Schaumburg Places Third in Digital Cities Survey for Second Consecutive Year

Digital Cities Survey 2015 – Winners Announced   Schaumburg Places Third in Digital Cities Survey for Second Consecutive Year Schaumburg, IL – The Village of Schaumburg is pleased to announce it has placed third in the 2015 Digital Cities Survey for the second consecutive year. The rating is the highest the village has achieved overall since participating in the survey. Top-rank...
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Chicago – Mayor Emanuel Announces ThinkChicago: Chicago Ideas Week 2015

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Fifth Annual Event Draws 150 Top Engineering and Computer Science Students to Chicago Mayor Emanuel Announces ThinkChicago: Chicago Ideas Week 2015 Mayor Emanuel today announced the fifth annual ThinkChicago: Chicago Ideas Week. The three-day event that will introduce 150 of the Midwest’s top technology and computer science students to the city’s fast-growing technology industry and bring ...
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