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#327 Illinois’ Most Comprehensive Database of Public Salaries


Illinois’ Most Comprehensive Database of Public Salaries

Every year, the Better Government Association compiles Illinois’ most comprehensive government salaries database to review, explore, and compare compensation for public employees throughout Illinois. The database provides records for government agencies, including state government, municipalities, counties, townships, schools, libraries, and fire departments throughout Illinois.

In the past, this database was mostly a list of individual salaries. Recently, however, a number of changes have been made to improve and expand its functionality. At Chi Hack Night, Jared Rutecki and John Chase of BGA, and Hannah Cushman of DataMade will talk about how the BGA revised and updated the database.

The raw data used to produce the project is available to users, and the BGA also makes the program that managed the public records requests and the base for the payroll database available to the public.


RSVP required Braintree now requires all attendees to RSVP beforehand by 12:00 PM. Walk-ins will not be allowed!

ASL This event will have an American Sign Language interpreter.

Food Food and drinks will be provided. We encourage attendees to bring their own water bottles to reduce waste.


Agenda and meeting notes
Sponsor The Chi Hack Night Community
American Sign Language interpreter

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