Posts Tagged: state & local

Unions Competing With Private Sector Saves Chicago $1 Million

In an ongoing experiment to determine the best way of delivering recycling services, the City of Chicago has been divided into six zones, four of which are being serviced by private sector companies and two that are serviced by city employees. During the first quarter of competitive bidding, Chicago has saved $1 million (a 31%… Read more »

Chicago launches innovation fund, asks city depts to create apps

Chicago was one of the first cities to release government data with the hope of enticing civic hackers to create apps to help citizens and government improve services. So far, the experiment has been successful with several new applications powered by government data coming online for citizens. Now, city officials hope to expand these efforts… Read more »