First-ever Data Convergence Cloud

The City of Chicago, Cook County, and the State of Illinois created the first-ever data convergence cloud by combing to create a single Open Data Portal for easier access by residents and businesses. This groundbreaking initiative connects the three existing Open Data programs at each organization, into a unified, citizen-centric experience. Residents are now able to find, explore and share online resource, across jurisdictional boundaries, using a single web interface, based on common themes, such as healthcare, public safety, housing and education.

“We are collaborating with our partners, the City of Chicago and Cook County, to not only break down the barriers between us and increase government transparency, but also to apply the lessons learned in the world of information technology to create new opportunities for entrepreneurship, foster creativity and create jobs”
Governor Quinn, State of Illinois

Featured Dataset


Cloud Of Government Data Grows Over Chicago
by Elizabeth Montalbano, InformationWeek, March 25, 2012

This Week in Open Data and Other Civics
by Whet Moser, ChicagoMag, March 22, 2012, 2012

Nation’s First Data Convergence Cloud, Powered by Socrata
by Saf Rabah, Socrata, March 21, 2012