Chicago Budget Director Lays Out Details of 2022 Budget

As Chicago’s economy recovers from the pandemic, will $1.9 billion in federal relief funds be enough to fill the city’s projected shortfall?

Chicago budget public input session
A group of Chicago firefighters, including Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt, brainstorm ideas at a public input session on Chicago's budget Saturday, August 7, 2021. Mariah Woelfel / WBEZ
Chicago budget public input session
A group of Chicago firefighters, including Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt, brainstorm ideas at a public input session on Chicago's budget Saturday, August 7, 2021. Mariah Woelfel / WBEZ

Chicago Budget Director Lays Out Details of 2022 Budget

As Chicago’s economy recovers from the pandemic, will $1.9 billion in federal relief funds be enough to fill the city’s projected shortfall?

It’s budget season in Chicago… that’s when city officials seek public input as they finalize details on how they’ll fund everything from policing to pensions.

With the mayor projecting a $733 million budget shortfall, Reset checks in with the city’s budget director to hear what that could mean for taxpayers and city services. We also take calls from listeners on how they’d like to see the money spent.

GUEST: Susie Park, Chicago Budget Director