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Elgin residents will soon have a central, user-friendly website to access local crime and police investigation data.

The site is the police department’s latest effort at increasing transparency and accountability, as citizens and members of the city council have put a spotlight on local policing with an eye toward many of the reforms being called for at a national level.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

Police Chief Ana Lalley discussed the new website at her monthly community meeting on Facebook this week. The website, which will debut in October, will contain information about the department’s use of force, internal investigations, shots-fired calls and all the city’s crime stats.

It will also keep residents informed about the work the department is doing with the six citizens’ advisory boards that have been established to give officers more direct input and interaction within the neighborhoods they patrol.

“It’s really been a good opportunity for us to maybe do

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Internet Access in New York: Stats & Figures

August 15, 2020 | internet | No Comments

The State of Broadband in New York, 2020

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated

6/19/2020.

In comparison with the other fifty states, New York is the second most well-connected State in the US. Overall, counties throughout New York State are fairly evenly connected, with the exception of Hamilton County, which has significantly lower coverage than the rest. In New York, the current average state-wide download speed is 190.5 Mbps.

The Digital Divide in New York

Two key factors play into measuring the divide between those who have sufficient internet availability and those who do not: access and affordability.

As for accessibility, there are currently 307,000 New York residents who do not have access to a wired internet option capable of 25 Mbps download speeds. Another 820,000 people state-wide only have one wired internet provider to choose from in their area, leaving them with no options in the case

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35 Technology Facts and Stats

May 7, 2020 | technology | No Comments

35 Technology Facts and Stats

From the moment you wake up to the moment you go back to sleep, Technology is everywhere, and I mean everywhere.  Technology is not only rapidly changing, but it’s changing so fast that most of us don’t even recognize these changes. We take most of it for granted, and consider it the norm. Many people have yet to realize just how rapid and profound the current digital revolution is, or how quickly it’s breaking down old institutions. Yes, we’re always hearing about Google, Uber, and all those “pirate entrepreneurs.” Yes, we know technology has something to do with it. But the future is approaching even more quickly that we think. Right now, all the pieces are in place to completely change the face of products, technologies, organizations, and entrepreneurship over the next few years. Below is a list of 35 Incredible Technology Facts that we

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