2024 Budget

Public Hearing

The Finance Committee of the Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on the FY 2024 Executive Budget Recommendation of President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 10:00 am.

President Preckwinkle Presents 2024 Budget Recommendation

Forest Preserves of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle introduced the 2024 Budget Recommendation to the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners on October 17, 2023.

The proposed 2024 budget marks a year of transition into a new financial era for the Forest Preserves, due to increased tax-levy revenue available from the 2022 ballot referendum. The total budget request for all funds for FY 2024 is $188.7 million, which is an increase of $6.6 million, or 3.6% from FY 2023. The Corporate budget request, which funds the day-to-day operations of the Forest Preserves, is $87.3 million, an increase of $12.1 million from 2023.

Revenues include property tax collections totaling $145.9 million, personal property replacement taxes revenue totaling $13.8 million and nontax revenues totaling $8.9 million.