Posts Tagged: chicago

Should Hospitals Be Considered a Significant Target Of Terror? Many social scientists referred to guerrilla warfare as the “weapon of the weak” and terrorism as the “weapon of the weakest,” using violence to generate fear, and thereby to achieve their political goals, when direct military victory is not possible. Today terrorists usually prefer to avoid attacking heavily defended “hard targets” such as militaryRead… Read more »

Chicago Apps Contest Round II: Community Apps that bring the civic awesomeness

Round II: Apps for Metro Chicago Community Round App contest produces more civic minded apps For those of you who may not have heard, Chicago is hosting an application contest using open data produced by the city, counties, and the state. The contest is three rounds each with a different focus. The first round winnerRead… Read more »

Rahm VS The Digital Divide – Winner? Chicago’s Kids!

Link to Sun-Times Article Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his administration continue to make great strides in making Chicago the next great digital city. However, as many GovLoopers know: no amount of tech will do us any good for the people across the digital divide. Yesterday, Mayor Emanuel announced a deal with Comcast to provide 330,000Read… Read more »

Chicago Inspector General launches OpenGov Initiative (and joins Twitter!)

Chicago Inspector General Joesph Ferguson has just announced a new Open Government Initiative that aims to “promote efficiency, effectiveness and integrity in the City’s operations that can come only from accountability achieved through meaningful public scrutiny.” This is very very good – If you’ve seen my twitter feed you’ve noticed there have been a numberRead… Read more »

If You Live in DC, Congratulations On Being the Worst…

for TRAFFIC! The average Washington, D.C., area driver loses 70 hours a year sitting and inching along in traffic. This ties with Chicago for the country’s worst road congestion. Los Angeles is ranked next with 63 hours lost on what I like to call the “interstate parking lot”. If you want to read more onRead… Read more »

The Government is Hiring

(The original post can be found at WiseBread written by Jason Kay) With unemployment hitting some scary levels as of late there seems to be one entity that is almost unaffected by the trend; the government. The government is not only continuing its strong hiring that it conducts each year, but bucking the employment trend.Read… Read more »