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Chicago continuing on open data streak

April 4, 2013

Heralding in a new age of transparency and open government, Chicago has been releasing streams of government data to the public over the past two years under the direction of its new mayor. According to WBEZ, the city has been releasing records pertaining to everything from gift exchanges between government employees to overtime expenditures. Now, the city is approaching a new open government effort to further enhance its initiatives.

Using the $1 million prize it recently won from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Chicago will be creating a analytics platform to help it better organize and examine its data. This will allow the city to focus on using all of its open and transparent government efforts for reducing spending and enhancing the city as a whole. As part of the Government 2.0 movement, this investment will be a major step forward for Chicago in terms of efficiency and digital government efforts.

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