The Illinois Community Network (ICN) developed by
the Technology Research Group at the National Center for Supercomputing
Applications and now supported by the Laboratory for Community and
Economic Development, is an online resource for communities. The
site was designed to support community networking efforts around
the state of Illinois at the local and state levels with an internactive,
dynamic, and updated resource of community network information.
site represents a blending of technology and content within an interactive
environment where users share information and knowledge. The ICN
will serve as a clearinghouse where partners can post information
online and users are directed to meaningful resources related to
technology adoption for community development. This site will provide
a comfortable environment, where community users can build a knowledge
network as they link resources, expertise and interests. Perhaps
the most unique aspect of ICN, however, is that citizens from across
Illinois collaborate to provide a dynamic database of information
about their state and local activities.
ICN provides a searchable database of community network activities,
Illinois community websites, and contact names for projects, as
well as detailed information about each project's goals, sponsors,
technical infrastructure, participation level and funding.
This link will open a new browser window and take you to the ICN
site. When you are done close the ICN window to return to LCED.