Cook County

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Cook County FY2023 Executive Budget Recommendation: Analysis and Recommendations

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Observations of Cook County Felony Bond Court Hearings: Analysis and Recommendations

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Cook County Unrestricted General Fund Balance at $869.1 million in FY2021

Fund balance is a term used to describe the net assets of a governmental fund and serves as a measure of budgetary reserves.[1] In FY2021, the last year for which audited financial information is…

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Cook County Repeals Wheel Tax

The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on September 22, 2022 to…

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How is Cook County Spending Federal COVID Relief Funds?

Cook County has received $1 billion in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) and released its latest…

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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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Cook County Forecasts Operating Surplus for Year-End FY2022 and Small Deficit Heading into FY2023

On June 23, 2022, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued a preliminary budget forecast for fiscal year 2023. The fiscal year begins December 1, 2022 and ends November 30, 2023. The report provides end-of-year estimates for the…

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Exploring the Data on Cook County Pretrial Electronic Monitoring Programs

With new data released by the Office of the Chief Judge of the Cook County Circuit Court earlier this year…

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Cook County Board to Consider Increase to Elected Officials’ Salaries

Update (May 24, 2022): The Cook County Finance Committee held a special meeting on the elected officials’ salary ordinance and approved the salary increases laid out in…

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Estimated Full Value of Real Property in Cook County: 2010-2019