Wisconsin takes steps to avoid voter data breach that happened in Illinois

Wisconsin officials say they have taken multiple steps to guard against the type of attack that Russian hackers unleashed on neighboring Illinois when they allegedly stole data about hundreds of thousands of Illinois voters before the 2016 election. But the August rollout of vote tallying through the WisVote system shows more work needs to be done.

The press belongs to you, not the President

The following statement was written by Sue Cross, CEO and executive director of the Institute for Nonprofit News, in response to a call last week from The Boston Globe, to remind readers of the value of America’s free press. The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is a founding member of INN, a network of more than 170 independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit news organizations dedicated to strengthening the sources of trusted news for thousands of communities.