Chicago City Wire

Chicago City Wire

Sunday, March 29, 2020

About us


We believe that local government works best when voters have ready access to public data about the use of their tax dollars: how much money is being spent; where it is being spent; how it is being spent.

Chicago City Wire exists to provide this reporting to the people of Cook County. We continually review public data in Cook County and Illinois and turn this data into stories of importance to tax payers in Cook County.


From time to time, we will make our news experience interactive, allowing you to express your opinion on local issues, and, if you choose, providing you the opportunity to connect with local candidates who share your views.


We believe in limited government, in the constructive role of the free market and in the rights of citizens to choose the size and scope of their government and the role it should play in their society.


Funding for this news site is provided, in part, by advocacy groups who share our beliefs in limited government.

Chicago City Wire is a product of LGIS - Local Government Information