New Chicago DigitalLearn Course: Getting a Job Using Illinois workNet

We've worked with our wonderful partners at Illinois workNet to create a new Chicago DigitalLearn course that explores the Illinois workNet site and all its resources for job seekers. The course, Getting a Job Using Illinois workNet, is for adults who are looking for work, whether they are unemployed, underemployed or just looking for a…
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Cybersecurity Month: Books and Websites to Protect Yourself Online

According to the Pew Research Center's Americans and Cybersecurity report, a majority of Americans—64%—have personally gone through some type of data theft. While figures like this prove the importance of cybersecurity, that same report also indicates that many Americans don't follow security best practices when it comes to their own digital lives. This illustrates another…
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Read Like A Mermaid

The end of summer always sneaks up on me, and this year it caused a slight panic about all the time I hadn't spent at the beach and in the water. So for the past few weeks, I've made it my goal to spend as much time as possible enjoying the waters of Lake Michigan…
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Choosing Privacy: 5 Articles

We seem to have largely accepted that in exchange for the convenience and connection of our digital lives, we give up private information that we once deemed too sensitive to not tightly control.  But it's still hard to keep up with the steady stream of news stories about breaches that expose data well above and…
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Books to Celebrate Small Business Saturday

After the behemoth bargains at all the big box stores on Black Friday, and before the e-commerce deals on Cyber Monday, check out Chicago's neighborhood gems on Saturday. American Express launched Small Business Saturday to help support local businesses that strengthen communities. Last year, small business owners generated an estimated $15.4 billion. Locations across the city…
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5 Articles: Stay Safe Online

With the recent news of the Equifax data breach, are you thinking about how to be safer online and how to keep your information secure? October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, but it’s always a good time to learn more about internet and computer safety. The Department of Homeland Security’s Stop.Think.Connect.Toolkit has resources for…
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