Revenue Options

The City’s 2011 locally-funded budget was $6.15 billion.  The largest source of revenue for the City’s budget is revenue generated by the City’s airports.  However, this revenue is restricted to funding expenses related to airport operations.  Property taxes, water and sewer fees, and sales taxes (including utility taxes, which are essentially just sales taxes on utility services), together make up over 40% of the City budget’s revenue base. For a detailed list of the City’s revenue click the link below.

  • 2011 City of Chicago Revenue by Type (xls, csv)

The 19 budget options related to raising revenue are organized by type of revenue and available below.