#1 in Digital State Rankings
Illinois has moved from 49th in the nation (1998) to first in the the "Digital State" rankings, a ranking of how states use digital technology to make government more accessible and improve citizen services.
Tools for Affecting Local Policy
Computers for Our Future
Toolkits for community technology centers, national legislation affecting community technology, a policy agenda for community technology, resources for building a statewide movement to advocate for policies that support community technology.
Young Americans and the Digital Future Campaign
Resources for city and state policymakers seeking to bridge the digital divide, improve technology access policy, and use technology in the public interest.
Also includes a review of state and city policies.
The Benton Foundation, whose aim is to research communications and digital media in the public interest, provides a tool-kit for effective communications technology strategy as well as other policy resources on public-interest communications technologies.
Local Independent & Public Media
Chicago Indy Media
Post a story or list a local event on this independent, user-generated news site.