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Cook County Partners with Smart Chicago Collaborative to Expand Open Data

By at January 15, 2014 | 4:46 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Partners with Smart Chicago Collaborative to Expand Open Data

The Cook County Board today approved a partnership between the Bureau of Technology and Smart Chicago Collaborative that will expand the open data the County provides and make it easier for the public to access. Collaborating with Smart Chicago will increase the County’s ability to find, clean and link data, such as crime and health statistics, to the County’s more...

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County Eliminates Charge for GIS Data

By at December 9, 2013 | 12:29 pm | 0 Comment

County Eliminates Charge for GIS Data

Cook County has eliminated charges for its Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, making it free and more accessible to the public. Starting January 1, 2014, users will no longer have to pay for GIS data, which includes map and map-making information. Cook County Commissioners last week approved the GIS Open Data Ordinance, sponsored by Cook County Board more...

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President Preckwinkle, Governor Quinn, and Mayor Emanuel Announce First-Ever Converged Data Site

By at March 21, 2012 | 11:42 am | 15 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Governor Quinn, and Mayor Emanuel Announce First-Ever Converged Data Site

Governor Pat Quinn, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel today unveiled http://www.MetroChicagoData.org, the nation’s first “convergence cloud” site that brings public data from the City of Chicago, Cook County and the State of Illinois into a single open portal to help increase service efficiencies, access to vital information and new more...

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Open data opens doors to community development

By at September 23, 2011 | 9:14 am | 9 Comments

Open data opens doors to community development

An excerpt from a piece from Marisa Novara of the Metropolitan Planning Council.  The MPC, "connects the dots — between regional needs, challenges, and solutions, and among the individuals and organizations with the power and capacity to guide the growth of the ever-changing Chicago metropolitan region."  Data is just a geeky word for information – and more...

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A More Transparent Cook County

By at September 22, 2011 | 1:00 pm | 2 Comments

A More Transparent Cook County

An excerpt from a piece written by Celeste Meiffren from Illinois PIRG Yesterday, Cook County released an unprecedented amount of data on their website: http://data.cookcountyil.gov/. Using the same technology as the City of Chicago’s Data Portal, Cook County has posted data related to economic development, county finances, public safety, property and taxation, more...

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Open Government is the Only Government Where Everyone Wins

By at September 21, 2011 | 4:51 pm | 6 Comments

Open Government is the Only Government Where Everyone Wins

Following is an excerpt from a piece written by Matt Carmichel.  Matt is an leader in the Open Data community.  He is the Director of Information Projects at Advertising Age, and writes about data and statistics for marketing and brands. In the last year something rather unprecedented happened. Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois each installed a newly-elected leader. more...

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Incomplete Take on the History of Open Data in Chicago

By at September 21, 2011 | 4:46 pm | 2 Comments

Incomplete Take on the History of Open Data in Chicago

Following is an excerpt from a piece written by Daniel X. O'Neill, a leader in the Open Data community  He is the Executive Director of Smart Chicago Collaborative; and former EveryBlock.com co-founder: In light of today’s official open data launch by Cook County, I wanted to do a top-of-the-head post about what I know– and what I’ve heard from people who know more...

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Cook County Launches Socrata-Powered Open Data Site

By at September 21, 2011 | 11:40 am | 3 Comments

Cook County Launches Socrata-Powered Open Data Site

(From Socrata.com): Cook County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle, today unveiled one of the most comprehensive County Open Data sites in the country. The site, powered by the cloud-based Socrata Open Data Platform™, transforms the government’s public data into a universally accessible online resource for residents and communities throughout the County. The Open more...

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Preckwinkle Launches Open Data Website, data.cookcountyil.gov

By at September 21, 2011 | 11:16 am | 10 Comments

Preckwinkle Launches Open Data Website, data.cookcountyil.gov

On Wednesday, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, joined by Cook County Board Commissioner John Fritchey and Cook County Chief Information Officer Greg Wass unveiled the County’s new “Open Data” website today.  The website is an important step in the President’s continued efforts to bring transparency and accountability to County government by making more...

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Cook County Board President announces the County’s Set Targets, Achieve Results (S.T.A.R.) Performance Initiative

By at June 15, 2011 | 12:05 pm | 7 Comments

Cook County Board President announces the County’s Set Targets, Achieve Results (S.T.A.R.) Performance Initiative

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle stood with County elected officials today to announce the “Set Targets, Achieve Results” (STAR) initiative, which will inform residents on how their County performs. Earlier this year, the Cook County Board passed an ordinance outlining new standards for performance management within the County. Through the “Set more...

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