Local Government Finance in Northeastern Illinois: FY2000-FY2003

September 18, 2006

This report examines trends in expenditures, revenues, fund balance, personnel, and long-term debt for 1099 local governments in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, McHenry, and Will counties. It includes aggregate data on counties, forest preserve districts, townships, municipalities, school districts, park districts, and special purpose districts. The study found that local government expenditures per capita grew at a rate almost double that of revenue from FY2000-FY2003.