Employee payroll data for all Cook County employees excluding Forest Preserves, indicating amount of base salary paid to an employee during the County fiscal quarter. Salaries are paid to employees on a bi-weekly basis.
Any pay period that extended between quarters will be reported to the quarter of the Pay Period End Date. (e.g. If a Pay Period runs 02/21-03/05, that pay period would be reported in the Q2 period, as the end of the pay period falls in March - Q2)
The county fiscal quarters are:
Q1: December - February
Q2: March - May
Q3: June - August
Q4: September - November
The Employee Unique Identifier field is a unique number assigned to each employee for the purpose of this data set, that is not their internal employee ID number, and allows an employee to be identified in the data set over time, in case of a name change or other change. This number will be consistent within the data set, but we reserve the right to regenerate this number over time across the data set.
ISSUE RESOLVED: As of 4/19/2018 there was an issue regarding employee FY2016 and FY2017 payroll in which records were duplicated in the quarterly aggregation, resulting in inflated base pay amounts. Please disregard any data extracted from this dataset prior to the correction date and use this version moving forward.
KNOWN ISSUE: Several records are missing Bureau and Office information. We are working on correcting this and will update the dataset when this issue has been resolved.
TIF District boundaries. TIF districts receive money from property taxes by utilizing increases in the value of properties located in the TIF. There is no tax rate for TIF districts. Instead, TIFs receive money based on tax rates generated by other districts’ tax levies. Money is allocated to the TIF based on the composite tax rate for properties in the TIF and the incremental value of properties in that TIF (when compared to values when the TIF was established.)
Special Purpose Fund Outlook for Fiscal Year 2018. FY18 Ending Fund Balance Estimate calculated in accordance to FY18 Executive Expenditure Estimate. This data was released as part of the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Preliminary Forecast. For more information see https://www.cookcountyil.gov/Budget
The County’s Annual Appropriation Bill contains Special Purpose
Funds in addition to the General Fund, Health Fund and the Debt
Service Fund. Special Purpose Funds are established for a special
and dedicated purpose, and are considered to be self-balancing.
Self-balancing means that the appropriated revenues for each of
the special purpose funds supports the required expenditures for
the budgeted fiscal year.
On October 11, 2017, the Cook County Board repealed the Sweetened Beverage Tax Ordinance, effective December 1, 2017. This dataset is historical and no longer maintained.
Disclaimer: This list was last updated on 10/05/2017 and is updated monthly on the website. If up-to-the-minute accuracy is needed, contact us at 312-603-6328. This dataset contains registered Sweetened Beverage Distributors.