A complete list of city expenditures at a detailed transactional level (including: tax breaks, loans, contracts, grants, and operational spending). Records of actual (past) municipal spending at a detailed transactional level, for example, at the level of month to month expenditure on specific items (usually this means individual records of spending amounts at a fairly granular level - e.g. $5-50k rather than at the $1m+ level). Note: a database of contracts awarded is not considered sufficient. This data category refers to detailed ongoing data on actual expenditures. (More info)

Data Location



Data is available on the City of Chicago open data portal. Data is updated daily based on most-recent information of payments/spending conducted by the City of Chicago. This is separate from the city contracts, which is a different data set.

Data Availability

  • Y Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   CSV
Reviewer   Tom Schenk Jr
Submitters   Tom Schenk Jr
Last modified   Tue Mar 08 2016 20:45:51 GMT+0000 (UTC)