Department of Homeland Security conducting pre-election assessments
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —
The Department of Homeland Security is working to make sure election systems in Illinois are secure for this year's mid-term elections.
This follows after multiple states were hacked during the 2016 election. So far, a total of 17 states have requested an assessment from Homeland Security.
Illinois was one of the states whose system was compromised in 2016.