TIA Data

2019 Financial State of Illinois (Released 9/22/2020)

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Illinois owes more than it owns.
Illinois' Taxpayer Burden™ is -$52,000, and it received an "F" from TIA.
Illinois is a Sinkhole State without enough assets to cover its debt.
Elected officials have created a Taxpayer Burden™, which is each taxpayer's share of state bills after its available assets have been tapped.
TIA's Taxpayer Burden™ measurement incorporates both assets and liabilities, not just pension debt.
Illinois only has $28.5 billion of assets available to pay bills totaling $254.5 billion.
Because Illinois doesn't have enough money to pay its bills, it has a $226 billion financial hole. To fill it, each Illinois taxpayer would have to send $52,000 to the state.
Illinois's reported net position is overstated by $7.7 billion, largely because the state delays recognizing losses incurred when the net pension liability increases.
The state's financial report was released 298 days after its fiscal year end, which is considered untimely according to the 180 day standard.

Prior Years' TIA Data

2018 Financial State of Illinois

2017 Financial State of Illinois

2016 Financial State of Illinois

2015 Financial State of Illinois

2014 Financial State of Illinois

2013 Financial State of Illinois

2012 Financial State of Illinois

2011 Financial State of Illinois

2010 Financial State of Illinois

2009 Financial State of Illinois

City and Other Municipal Reports

Financial State of Chicago

2019 Financial State of Joliet

2018 Financial State of Wood Dale

2016/2017 Financial State of 10 Illinois Suburbs

2016 Financial State of Chicago Public Schools

2015 Financial State of Chicago Public Schools

2015 Financial State of LaSalle County

2014 Financial State of Chicago Public Schools

2014 Financial State of Glencoe

2012 Financial State of Cook County Governments

Other Resources

Illinois Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

Publishing Entity: Illinois State Comptroller

Time for the mayor to turn frank talk on pensions into action


By Joe Cahill, includes “Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has a refreshingly realistic take on the public employee pension crisis, and an unsparing assessment of political leaders who avoid confronting it. Too bad she's not equally clear-eyed and courageous about what it will take to defuse the fiscal threat she describes so accurately.”