Illinois launches drive to become first ‘smart state’ using IoT

Illinois is hoping to become a “smart state” and begin adopting the types of connected technologies, including the Internet of Things, that have been propelling so-called “smart cities.”
The state’s Department of Innovation and Technology, in partnership with the Smart Cities Council and Chicago-based business incubator UI Labs, hosted a gathering of leaders from the public and private sectors Monday to lay out a new framework for how the state will tackle IoT issues in the coming months.