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Open Data 

There is hereby established an open operating standard (“Illinois Open Data”) for the State of Illinois. Under this open operating standard, each agency, or arm, of State government under the jurisdiction of the Governor —including any office, administration, department, division, bureau, board, commission, advisory committee or other government entity performing a governmental function of the State of Illinois—will undertake best efforts to make available public data data sets of public information. Any unit of local government which elects to do so may adopt the State standard for itself. To implement this Executive Order the State Chief Information Officer (State CIO) will establish policies, standards, and guidance as provided within this Order. In addition, the State CIO will designate, upon consultation with and approval of the Office of the Governor, a current employee of State government to act, in addition to his or her existing responsibilities, as the State Deputy Chief Information Officer for Open Data.

OpenData Technical Standards Wiki

In order to implement the above standard, we are soliciting public input. We have put forward our proposed OpenData Technical Standards as a public document to be edited collaboratively. To contribute, you will first need to create an Illinois Public ID. Then sign in and request access.

NOTE: If you already have an Illinois.gov account, please log in here.

Illinois Open Data Portal

This is a clearinghouse of various data sets in a standard format that is readable by virtually all computer systems. Development of this portal is aimed at increasing access to public data or the data used in the operations of government, and making it accessible to the citizens of Illinois in a conventional method.

Our vision for this whole effort is born from transparency and the hope that we can induce for the first time ever an opportunity for citizen involvement in deriving solutions to some of the problems in government. It is our hope that this foundation will encourage innovative thoughts, ideas and plans in order to generate improvements in government that can be driven through areas such as improved services, identification of economic barriers and much more.

Open Data Legal Policy

Public data sets made available on the web portal are provided for informational purposes. The State does not warranty the completeness, accuracy, content or fitness for any particular purpose or use of any public data set made available on the web portal, nor are any such warranties to be implied or inferred with respect to the public data sets furnished therein. The State is not liable for any deficiencies in the completeness, accuracy, content or fitness for any particular purpose or use of any public data set, or application utilizing such data set, provided by any third party. Nothing in this Order is to be construed to create a private right of action to enforce its provisions.