ABC 7 Chicago: Downers Grove student creates sexual assault database for Illinois colleges

ABC 7 Chicago: Downers Grove student creates sexual assault database for Illinois colleges. “A high school senior has created a sexual assault database for Illinois colleges and universities called Project Dandelion. Therese Malinowski, who is a senior at Downers Grove South, has already started the grueling college application process. Among her biggest concerns is campus safety, which is why she decided to create the database as part of her work as a Girl Scout.”

Vox: Illinois says you should know if AI is grading your online job interviews

Vox: Illinois says you should know if AI is grading your online job interviews. “A first-of-its-kind law might give employment candidates more insight into the algorithms that analyze their interviews, but they shouldn’t expect much to change.”

Illinois State University: Newly digitized collection highlights Bloomington-Normal women’s suffrage history

Illinois State University: Newly digitized collection highlights Bloomington-Normal women’s suffrage history. “Hazle [Buck Ewing]’s activist writings, as well as incoming letters from dozens of other suffragists and materials from the National Woman’s Party and Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, are now freely available online for research and study, thanks to a monthslong digitization campaign by Milner Library and the Ewing Cultural Center.”

Chicago Tribune: Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs law requiring additional disclosure from lobbyists

Chicago Tribune: Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs law requiring additional disclosure from lobbyists. “When the General Assembly approved the measure last month, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle described it as a small step toward fixing state government ethics laws amid an ongoing federal corruption probe that has ensnared Democratic politicians from Chicago City Hall to the Capitol in Springfield. The law, effective immediately, also requires the secretary of state to create a combined online database for information on lobbyists, campaign contributions and public officials’ annual statements of economic interest.”

ProPublica Illinois: The Federal Government Collects Data on How Often Schools Seclude Children. The Numbers Don’t Add Up.

ProPublica Illinois: The Federal Government Collects Data on How Often Schools Seclude Children. The Numbers Don’t Add Up.. “In fall 2015, Glacier Ridge Elementary School in Crystal Lake first used its Blue Room, a padded space that allows school workers to place students in ‘isolated timeout’ for safety reasons. Students were secluded in that room more than 120 times during the 2015-16 school year, according to records obtained by ProPublica Illinois and the Chicago Tribune. Yet the district, in its required reporting to the federal government, said it hadn’t used seclusion at all that school year.”

New York Times: How Photos of Your Kids Are Powering Surveillance Technology

New York Times: How Photos of Your Kids Are Powering Surveillance Technology. “The pictures of Chloe and Jasper Papa as kids are typically goofy fare: grinning with their parents; sticking their tongues out; costumed for Halloween. Their mother, Dominique Allman Papa, uploaded them to Flickr after joining the photo-sharing site in 2005. None of them could have foreseen that 14 years later, those images would reside in an unprecedentedly huge facial-recognition database called MegaFace.”

Chicago Sun-Times: The FBI Files

Chicago Sun-Times: The FBI Files . “The Chicago Sun-Times has compiled FBI records on people and groups with ties to, or of particular interest to, the Chicago region and Illinois. They can be viewed through this portal, with new ones to be added regularly. Beside shining a light on historical events and people and giving a glimpse of how law enforcement operates, some of the files, as you’ll see, are just plain entertaining.”