City Budgets

The annual city budget contains the revenues, expenditures and liabilities of the City for the next fiscal year. Illinois law (Chapter 65 ILCS 5/8-2-1) requires that the City Council adopt their annual budget on or before December 31 of the previous year. The Office of the City Clerk will regularly update these documents and provide additional information as necessary.

Each year the City Council approves a corporate budget, formally known as the Annual Appropriation Ordinance. This document contains the expenditures and liabilities of the City and specifies the appropriations for the next fiscal year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31).

Departments submit revenue and expenditure estimates to the Office of Budget and Management for preparation of the budget. Before August 1 of each year, the Budget Director files the next year’s Annual Financial Analysis Report with the City Clerk outlining the City’s fiscal projection. In accordance with Illinois law, the Mayor is required to submit his Executive Budget recommendations for City Council consideration (65 ILCS 5/8-2-2). Once introduced the budget is immediately sent to the City Council Committee on Budget and Government Operations for review. Prior to final consideration and under State law, the full City Council will hold at least one public hearing to give citizens’ an opportunity to speak on the proposed budget.

After considering any amendments or adjustments, the City Council must then vote to approve a final balanced budget no later than Dec. 31 of each year.

Approved City Budgets

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2018 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Rahm Emanuel PDF icon 2018_Annual_Approriation_Ordinance (1).pdf
2018 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Rahm Emanuel PDF icon 2018_Annual_Approriation_Ordinance (1).pdf
2017 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Rahm Emanuel PDF icon 2017_Annual_Appropriation_Ordinance(1).pdf
2016 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Rahm Emanuel PDF icon 2016_Annual_Appropriation_Ordinance.pdf
2015 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Rahm Emanuel PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-2015.pdf
2014 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Rahm Emanuel PDF icon Annual Appropriation Ordinance 2014
2013 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Rahm Emanuel PDF icon Annual Appropriation Ordinance 2013
2012 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Rahm Emanuel PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-2012.pdf
2011 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Richard M. Daley PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-2011.pdf
2010 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Richard M. Daley PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-2010.pdf
2009 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Richard M. Daley PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-2009.pdf
2008 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Richard M. Daley PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-2008.pdf
2007 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Richard M. Daley PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-2007.pdf
2006 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Richard M. Daley PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-2006.pdf
2005 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Richard M. Daley PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-2005.pdf
2004 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Richard M. Daley PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-2004.pdf
2003 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Richard M. Daley PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-2003.pdf
2002 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Richard M. Daley PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-2002.pdf
2001 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Richard M. Daley PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-2001.pdf
2000 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Richard M. Daley PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-2000.pdf
1999 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Richard M. Daley PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-1999.pdf
1998 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Richard M. Daley PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-1998.pdf
1997 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Richard M. Daley PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-1997.pdf
1996 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Richard M. Daley PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-1996.pdf
1995 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Richard M. Daley PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-1995.pdf
1994 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Richard M. Daley PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-1994.pdf
1993 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Richard M. Daley PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-1993.pdf
1992 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Richard M. Daley PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-1992.pdf
1991 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Richard M. Daley PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-1991.pdf
1990 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Richard M. Daley PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-1990.pdf
1989 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Eugene Sawyer PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-1989.pdf
1988 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Eugene Sawyer PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-1988.pdf
1987 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Harold Washington PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-1987.pdf
1986 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Harold Washington PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-1986.pdf
1985 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Harold Washington PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-1985.pdf
1984 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Harold Washington PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-1984.pdf
1983 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Jane Margaret Byrne PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-1983.pdf
1982 Annual Appropriation Ordinance Jane Margaret Byrne PDF icon annual-appropriation-ordinance-1982.pdf