Report Date: 2011
Produced For: Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Produced By: Committee members and the Civic Consulting Alliance (Schiff Hardin, Alvarez & Marsal, Accenture, and Mayer Brown)
Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched a committee to examine the potential for the city of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois to combine efforts to reduce costs, streamline resident interactions, and enhance service provisions between the two vicinities. The report contains a series of business cases outlining shared service opportunities across a range of topics including open data access, election service collaboration, and joint capital construction projects. Each business case includes a cost savings estimate from a comprehensive budget analysis involving interviews with government officials, as well as case study examples of similar proposals from other metropolitan areas. The report presents a unique model for identifying collaboration opportunities between overlapping jurisdictions, and includes references to prior successful inter-governmental collaborations.