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Mayor-elect Emanuel Promises to Open the #$%@ing Government

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, May 10 2011

In a transition report released today, Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has pledged to put records of lobbying activity online within his first year in office, as well as searchable budget data and a slew of city data ... Read More

Chicago's New CTO Is a 'Smarter Cities' Alpha Geek

BY Nick Judd | Friday, April 22 2011

John Tolva, the former director of citizenship and technology at IBM, will be the next chief technology officer for the City of Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reports. Read More

Cook County Joins Open Data Movement

BY Nick Judd | Friday, April 22 2011

Cook County, Il. — the county that encompasses Chicago — will implement transparency and open government plans including an open data portal, county officials announced on Monday. The county's blog says ... Read More

Rahm Wants Your @#$% Ideas

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, March 10 2011

Rahm Emanuel's transition team just launched a site soliciting resumes and ideas. Photo: Daniel X. O'Neil / Flickr Rahm Emanuel knows social media — he'd have to, after the escapades of a Twitter alter-ego powered ... Read More

Quote of the Day: Obama's Anti-Inertia Trio

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 20 2010

This trio -- who I nicknamed the ‘McKinsey guys’ -- are the anti-inertia. They’re about making things happen. Read More

Change.gov vs. Change.org

BY Editors | Wednesday, November 12 2008

If President-elect Barack Obama and his transition team are looking for a model that uses the power of social networks and citizen democracy to open up government, they ought to bring their own homepage - Change.gov - ... Read More