Illinois finances at a glance

Financial data is available in bulk for those who would like to view and query the financial information of local governments in Illinois. All financial data provided is self-reported by the local governments, according to state law. An understanding of Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel is encouraged for analyzing the data. Please refer to the Chart of Accounts and Definitions document, found in the Local Government Help File, for assistance with understanding the data.

The depth of Illinois' fiscal challenges can be difficult to comprehend. Follow along with this video or checkout this infographic as we put the numbers into perspective by imagining the State of Illinois is a household.  The road to recovery starts with a balanced budget.