Illinois Open Technology Challenge Logo

The Illinois Open Technology Challenge is a unique program that brings governments, developers and communities together in a common mission to use public data and create digital tools that will serve today’s civic needs and promote economic development.

This pilot program is currently live in three Illinois cities (Rockford, Champaign, and Belleville), as well as all of the municipalities in the South Suburban Mayors and Mangers Association, which consists of 42 municipalities south of Chicago.


This program is most effective when residents of each municipality are actively engaged with government and developers in creating technology that addresses community issues. Our meetings are open to the public and advertised through the Illinois Open Technology group on Please look for the meetings near you.


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Here’s a set of hi-res images associated with the program, including images of Governor Quinn announcing the project and images of the City Hall of Rockford, Champaign, and Belleville. We also have a large collection of images related to each city. These images are licensed under a Creative Commons license and are free for use. Please credit the photos as “Photo: Daniel X. O’Neil“.

Illinois State Capitol