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Illinois 2017 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs

Total Revenue Lost: 
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State-level programs

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Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
Angel Investment Tax Credits Economic development $2,200,000
Economic Development for a Growing Economy Credit (EDGE) Economic development $179,100,000

Tabulated localities and districts

Click on the name of jurisdiction for a list of tax abatement programs that reduced its tax revenue.

We estimated the reporting rate among local governments for each state using 2018 and 2019 data. This is to gauge how much data is available in that state.

For Illinois, the estimated reporting rate is as follows:

Cities/counties: 176 out of 1367 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.

School districts: 68 out of 682 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.

Concerned about the lack of disclosure? Check out the roadmap on GASB 77 compliance we created for IL. You can also get a CSV file of the localities in IL that did not make any tax abatement disclosures in their annual financial reports.

Local government / school district financial audits are posted here.

Reporting Jurisdiction Jurisdiction Type Gross Revenue Loss
Cook County County $12,900,000
Bolingbrook Municipality $6,516,988
Carbondale Municipality $442,447
Elwood Municipality $10,588,958
Machesney Park Municipality $0
McHenry Municipality $582,752
Metropolis Municipality $974,438
Schaumburg Municipality $5,416,200
Alsip Hazelgreen & Oak Lawn Elementary School District School district $1,400,000
Bloomington School District 87 School district $138,570
Chicago Public Schools School district $37,500,000
Coles-Cumberland Counties Community Unit School District 1 School district $11,749
Dekalb Community Unit School District 428 School district $306,221
Edwardsville Community Unit School District 7 School district $257,000
Granite City Community Unit School District 9 School district $1,600,000
Huntley Community School District 158 School district $243,000
Mahomet-Seymour Community Unit School District 3 School district $1,029,908
Moline-Coal Valley Community Unit School District 40 School district $2,400,000
Morton Community Unit School District 709 School district $135,136
Mount Vernon School District 80 School district $467,340
Oak Lawn Community Consolid School District 218 School district $2,800,000
Rock Island School District 41 School district $4,564,751
Sherrard Community Unit School District 200 School district $130,742
Sterling Community Unit School District 5 School district $505,991
United Township High School District 30 School district $818,870
West Aurora School District 129 School district $59,400
Wilmington Community Unit School District 209U School district $297,154
Worth School District 127 School district $141,000