The Department of Energy is granting funding to Des Plaines and other cities around the US to develop infrastructure for creating the next fuel efficient or alternative fuel vehicles. Continue reading here.
Original Post (10/12/12): Last week one of the 500 or so million daily attempts to hack the City of Naperville’s website succeeded, bringing down the website and email systems. The city is working to remedy the situation and believes it to be the work of a skilled hacker, not a virus. Continue reading here.
Update (10/15/12): Naperville web systems will be down another week as website vulnerabilities are being addressed and new security software implemented. Continue reading here.
Update (10/18/12): Naperville has authorized nearly $700,000 to discover how their website and email system was infiltrated and to find the best way to stop it from happening again. Continue reading here.
Update (10/22/12): Naperville’s web and email services are still down and being worked on by officials. In the mean time, the city has created a new email address so it can be contacted via email while the system is still out. Continue reading here.
Update (10/25/12): Naperville’s city manager states that the website should be almost 100% functional by this Friday but that the email systems will still be down. Continue reading here.
Update 11/26/12): When the city’s network was shut down in early October, city staff had to find a way to adapt and operate, even though they could no longer use the tools needed to conduct business-as-usual. Continue reading here.
As Roger Johnson, the head of the Vulnerability Assessment Team at Argonne national Laboratory, will show you, It only takes a basic knowledge of electronics and about $30 worth of supplies from RadioShack. Continue reading here.
Schaumburg police will be getting video recording equipment for all cars and motorcycles. The purpose of the video equipment is to increase evidence in DUI cases and cut down on the number of complaints filed against officers during arrests. Continue reading here.
Original Post (6/7/12): The Illinois Department of Transportation has proposed a change to its Illiana Expressway route that now may include running through Channahon. The proposal has not been decided yet, but if it does get accepted, about 30 houses northwest of Bluff Road at Interstate 55 will be taken. Continue reading here.
Update (10/21/12): Channahon Mayor Joseph Cook says the proposed change for the Illiana Expressway route that would bring the highway near Channahon has been dropped. Continue reading here.