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Chicago Thu Oct 14 2010

What's In The Budget?

This post has been corrected. Special thanks to Mechanics reader Aaron for clearing this up.

Mayor Daley released his 2011 preliminary city budget earlier this week and it's been creating quite a stir but how many of us have actually read the document? Here's your chance! Below is the actual budget. Sift through it dear readers and tell us in the comments what sticks out to you.

Here's the budget overview and revenue estimates. It's a summary with highlights of the over all budget.

2011 City of Chicago Overview and Revenue Estimates

Here's the 567-page Budget Recommendations for 2011 which is proposed by both the mayor and City Council.

2011 City of Chicago Overview and Revenue Estimates

Finally, here's the Program and Budget summary which describes every city department, commission, and office covered in the budget.

2011 Program and Budget Summary

 
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Aaron / October 15, 2010 11:07 AM

Actually, the link in the post is to the Preliminary Budget that is released in July.

The budget the Mayor proposes in October is much more detailed and is made up of three primary documents: the Budget Overview and Revenue Estimates, the Program and Budget Summary, and the Budget Recommendations, all of which can be found at the following link

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Daniel / October 15, 2010 2:04 PM

Thanks a lot! Will change ASAP!

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