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Data Portals

The GFRC has collected data to support public finance research and analysis.

The Illinois Water Rate Setting Study Data Portal Heading link

In 2021, the Illinois General Assembly awarded the GFRC a state appropriation in the amount of $769,000 as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery (CSFR) Fund. The funding will support a three-year “Water Rate Setting Study” that will culminate in two reports addressing seven critical purposes, as outlined in Public Act 101-562 (approved in 2019) and amended by Public Act 102-507 (approved by Governor Pritzker on August 20, 2021). All data and analysis ensuing from this project can be found in the data portal below, which will be updated periodically to reflect research progress.

The Fiscal Policy Space Data Portal Heading link

Data for the FPS project have been collected by a team from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs from a variety of sources for 100 central cities of the largest metropolitan areas in the US. The user is invited to identify a variety of variables that are linked to a city’s underlying fiscal position.

The data sources include the Census Bureau, Comprehensive Financial Reports, state statutes, city ordinances, Newsbank-Access World News, as well as data collected by the Government Finance Officers Association and Merritt Research.