• 2022 Chicago City Budget Page Assets

    Even with the benefit of nearly $1.9 billion in federal aid from the American Rescue Plan, the city's 2021 budget season kicked off one month early as Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled a $733 million structural deficit. She rolled out her $16.7 billion 2022 spending plan in September to close the gap, plus a longer-range "Chicago Recovery Plan" to spend the federal funds. Following two weeks of all-day hearings and another two weeks of furious behind-the-scenes negotiations, the various budget ordinances made it through City Council committees with wide support, teeing them up for a final vote of approval on Oct. 27.

    Read The Daily Line's full coverage of budget season below. And for a cheat sheet on the budget of every single city department, see the newest addition to the CloutFiles.