City of Chicago

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Estimated Effective Property Tax Rates 2010-2019

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New Report Shows Record Revenue from Chicago TIFs, Declines in Suburbs

A report released by the Cook County Clerk last month found that revenue from TIF districts increased to a record $1.6 billion for FY2021,…

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Early Trends in Online ARPA Reporting by Cities

This blog examines online reporting of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) spending and performance measures by major U.S. cities. A key component of ARPA was a $350 billion infusion of federal funding to state, local and Tribal governments…

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From Budget Forecast to Budget Proposal: Changes to the City’s Revenue Projections

On November 7, 2022, the Chicago City Council voted to pass the Mayor’s proposed…

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City of Chicago FY2023 Proposed Budget: Analysis and Recommendations

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Spending on Public Safety in the City of Chicago FY2023 Proposed Budget

The City of Chicago introduced the Mayor’s proposed FY2023 budget in early October, and the City Council will vote on a final budget in November. This blog post takes a look at what’s in the FY2023 budget proposal in the area of public…

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How is the City of Chicago Spending Federal COVID Relief Funds?

As part of the American Rescue Plan Act’s (ARPA’s) $350 million federal investment into…

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FY2023 Chicago Budget Forecast Signals Short-Term Recovery

On August 10, 2022, the City of Chicago released its annual Budget Forecast for FY2023. The Forecast…

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Criminal Justice System FY2022 Spending in Chicago and Illinois

The criminal justice system in Illinois is comprised of a multitude of different agencies and systems. This blog post will focus on the departments that make up the key criminal justice system agencies within Chicago and the State of…

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Chicago Police Department Staffing Analysis

This blog post provides a high-level overview of personnel within the Chicago Police Department (CPD). The information presented includes both budgeted data based on the…