Nine days is a ton of time in the world of civic hacking, especially when there is $75,000 in total prizes. Here are some idea-starters we sent out todayJoin the mailing list to stay up to date inside your inbox.

Browse the website of the pilot communities (BellevilleChampaignRockford, and South Suburbs) and click around. Search for content-rich documents like City Council Meeting Agendas. By reading through details like this, you can figure out what specific challenges or initiatives the community is trying to address.
Read through the Blog Posts on ILOpenTech Challenge website. Examples are First Champaign Meetup Recap and Great Kickoff Meetup for SSMMA
Need to build a team or find a team to join? Read about the people of the Illinois Open Technology Challenge in Champaign and Rockford  and through the Illinois Open Technology Meetup Group


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