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President Preckwinkle Proposes Technology Upgrades To Track County Vehicle Locations

By at February 20, 2014 | 8:17 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Proposes Technology Upgrades To Track County Vehicle Locations

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. The Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) system will provide real-time GPS tracking of county vehicles. President Preckwinkle anticipates that over the next several more...

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Cook County Partners with Smart Chicago Collaborative to Expand Open Data

By at January 15, 2014 | 4:46 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Partners with Smart Chicago Collaborative to Expand Open Data

The Cook County Board today approved a partnership between the Bureau of Technology and Smart Chicago Collaborative that will expand the open data the County provides and make it easier for the public to access. Collaborating with Smart Chicago will increase the County’s ability to find, clean and link data, such as crime and health statistics, to the County’s more...

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Howard Tullman, Incoming CEO of 1871 to Discuss His New Position, Venture Capital in Cook County On “Changing the Code”

By at December 10, 2013 | 9:07 am | 0 Comment

Howard Tullman, Incoming CEO of 1871 to Discuss His New Position, Venture Capital in Cook County On “Changing the Code”

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Bureau of Technology are proud to announce that Howard Tullman will be the featured guest for the Friday, December 13, 2013 episode of the webcast “Changing the Code.” The production is a new monthly live-stream talk show that features Cook County technology companies, startups, research more...

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County Eliminates Charge for GIS Data

By at December 9, 2013 | 12:29 pm | 0 Comment

County Eliminates Charge for GIS Data

Cook County has eliminated charges for its Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, making it free and more accessible to the public. Starting January 1, 2014, users will no longer have to pay for GIS data, which includes map and map-making information. Cook County Commissioners last week approved the GIS Open Data Ordinance, sponsored by Cook County Board more...

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November 20th is G.I.S. Day

By at November 18, 2013 | 2:59 pm | 0 Comment

November 20th is G.I.S. Day

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) technology allows for the visualization and understanding of geographic data as it relates to the operations of County agencies.  Understanding this data allows Cook County to observe what is going on, measure an event or impact, analyze disparate data, develop plans and ultimately, help County agencies decide on a course of action as more...

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Cook County Government, INXPO, Social Media Team Up for Big Data Week Success

By at May 10, 2013 | 2:16 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Government, INXPO, Social Media Team Up for Big Data Week Success

An international digital marketing agency today rated Chicago the 5th most socially connected city during Big Data Week. Bloom Agency UK rated Cook County’s “CHGBigDataWeek” Twitter account the number one social media influencer of the event and “@ToniPreckwinkle” was rated number three in influence.  Click here to read the full report During the recent Big more...

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Major New Technology Announcement: You can now access the Clerk’s office on your phone!

By at March 28, 2013 | 2:12 pm | 0 Comment

Major New Technology Announcement: You can now access the Clerk’s office on your phone!

In saying, we are the 4th in the country, and the largest Clerk of the Circuit Court in the State, Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County today announced a major new technological addition--new Mobile App designed to put a wealth of court-related information at the user’s fingertips. Now, Court Clerk Mobile Connect offers: Electronic Docket Case more...

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President Preckwinkle Recognizes the Cook County New Media Council

By at February 4, 2013 | 2:56 pm | 4 Comments

President Preckwinkle Recognizes the Cook County New Media Council

President Preckwinkle has formed a New Media Council composed of marketing and social media experts who will help the County develop a digital strategy to better engage, serve, and connect with the public. The council has been tasked with providing input and feedback on the County’s on-going efforts to redesign its website. It also is expected to offer more...

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Information Week Names Cook County Bureau of Technology a Leading Government Innovator

By at September 12, 2012 | 4:03 pm | 0 Comment

Information Week Names Cook County Bureau of Technology a Leading Government Innovator

Information Week Magazine named Cook County Government’s Bureau of Technology one of the leading innovators in Government Information Technology for 2012.  InformationWeek's Government IT Innovators awards, now in its fourth year, recognize local, state, and federal agencies for their innovative use of information technology. Cook County won the award by leading the more...

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Cook County Modernizes, Offers Online Tax Payments for Business

By at July 11, 2012 | 10:24 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Modernizes, Offers Online Tax Payments for Business

The Cook County Department of Revenue (DOR) is now offering an online electronic payment option for home rule taxes, President Preckwinkle announced today. Home rule payments for parking, gas and diesel, amusement, liquor, and dealerships paying use and new motor vehicles taxes, can all be paid through the new automated clearinghouse (ACH) payment option system.  more...

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