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Check out these insurance guide images: Illinois.gov – Illinois Government News Network (IGNN) – Search the News Results Image by danxoneil www3.illinois.gov/PressReleases/ShowPressRelease.cfm?Subj… FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2013 Governor Quinn Announces Winners of Illinois Open Technology Challenge Unprecedented Release and Compilation of Municipal Government Data Fuels Competition to Develop Civic-Minded Apps CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn announced today the winning entries in the pilot competition of the Illinois Open Technology Challenge (ILOpenTech). A total of ,000 was awarded to four winning teams of developers who created digital tools that utilize open government data for the benefit of Illinois residents and their communities. Each winning entry was awarded ,000 and was focused on one of three pilot locations – Champaign, Belleville and a group of South Suburban communities under the auspices of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) – as well as an entry designed for use statewide. The city of Rockford also participated as a fourth pilot community, playing host to a series of developer meet-ups. Rockford’s participation will culminate in an open tech app hackathon later this month, the winner(s) of which will receive a ,000 prize. “We commend these enterprising developers for applying their skills toward making municipal government more transparent and accessible for Illinoisans,” Governor Quinn said. “This first-of-its-kind initiative clearly demonstrates that Illinois is taking a national leadership role in embracing digital government and promoting open data, which is spurring more innovation and economic development statewide.” Winning entries of the competition include: State of Illinois: iApplied, a web app that tracks job application activity in an effort to help government unemployment security workers...