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Chicago-based ’Doomsday Clock’ creeps closer to midnight than it ever has – Chicago Tribune

Former California Gov. Jerry Brown, executive chair, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, left, former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, chair, The Elders, and former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, deputy chair,…

Grubhub Launches Ultimate Technology For Restaurants To Address $250+ Billion US Takeout Market – Associated Press

CHICAGO, Jan. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Grubhub, the nation’s leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace, today launched its Ultimate technology, a revolutionary, first-of-its-kind proprietary hardware and software solution…

Chicago’s 911 Emergency Center To Receive A $75M Face Lift – WBBM NewsRadio

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A company has been picked to give Chicago’s 911 emergency center a major facelift.  It’s going to cost up to $75 million for the city of Chicago…

Sacramento faces Chicago, looks to end 6-game slide – Associated Press

Sacramento Kings (15-29, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (17-29, 10th in the Eastern Conference) Chicago; Friday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Sacramento heads into the matchup with…

Column: We’re sleepwalking into a surveillance state – Chicago Tribune

Your location, your purchases, video and audio from within your home and office, your online searches and every digital wandering, biometric tracking of your face and other body parts, your…

Microsoft inks $52.2 million deal for data center in Elk Grove Technology Park – Chicago Daily Herald

One of the biggest names in technology is one of two firms planning to open data centers in the Elk Grove Technology Park, village officials confirmed Wednesday. Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft…

High ceilings, flexible floor plans and exposed columns and pipes: Why shiny new tech companies love old indus – Chicago Tribune

For many technology companies, a building is just one selling point, of course, along with access to public transportation and a talented workforce. But Peter Turchin, a vice chairman of…

Chicago’s 911 emergency center to get a $75 million upgrade – Chicago Sun-Times

The 20-year-old computer-aided dispatch system that forms the guts of Chicago’s 911 center will be replaced by a $75 million upgrade that is expected to dramatically improve both the speed…

Astros sign-stealing: Japanese baseball had its own scandal 20 years ago – Chicago Sun-Times

TOKYO — If anyone thought that using technology to steal catchers’ signs had only blemished Major League Baseball and the Houston Astros — or it’s something new — think again.…

Microsoft Sets Sights On Elk Grove Technology Park – Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Microsoft image. A pair of tech giants have purchased land in the Elk Grove Technology Park to develop new facilities, real estate transfer documents obtained by the Journal & Topics…

Moto sets launch for $1,500 foldable Razr – Crain’s Chicago Business

(Bloomberg)—Motorola will start selling its new $1,500 Razr phone in coming weeks, after supply issues delayed the launch beyond the key holiday shopping period. Online pre-orders for the foldable smartphone…

Richard Boykin: Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Democratic candidate profile – Chicago Sun-Times

Candidate profile Richard Boykin Running for: Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County Political/civic background: I began my career in public service as a Lyndon B. Johnson Intern for…