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The Civic Federation is a non-partisan government research organization working to maximize the quality and cost-effectiveness of government services in the Chicago region and State of Illinois.

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ICYMI: 2015 estimated full value of real estate in Chicago is an increase of 8.8% over 2014 estimated full value: https://t.co/UJHl6xqHpd
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fund balance target for its General Operating Fund is 5% of combined operating and debt service budgets: https://t.co/IREWqmrY1D

Blogs

09.15.17

With by far the largest number of local governments in the nation, the Civic Federation has long advocated for a sensible approach to consolidation and collaboration to reduce the number of local governments in Illinois and improve their effectiveness and efficiency. Consolidation of local...

09.01.17

After several iterations and much disagreement, the State of Illinois now has a new statewide school funding formula. The Illinois General Assembly approved the new formula as Senate Bill 1947, House Floor Amendment 5 on August 29, with the Illinois House passing the bill Monday, August 28 and...

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In the News

09.07.17

WBBM News Radio

This article discusses Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's plan to borrow $6 billion to pay off a portion of the State’s backlog of overdue bills. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall remarks...

08.22.17

WTTW, Chicago Tonight

This segment discusses the ongoing debate over the effect of the City of Chicago’s tax increment financing districts on Chicago Public Schools’ finances. Laurence Msall, President of the Civic...

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Tweets by @CivicFederation

The Civic Federation
ICYMI: 2015 estimated full value of real estate in Chicago is an increase of 8.8% over 2014 estimated full value: https://t.co/UJHl6xqHpd
The Civic Federation
fund balance target for its General Operating Fund is 5% of combined operating and debt service budgets: https://t.co/IREWqmrY1D
The Civic Federation
RT : 9/27 Illinois State Finances: What's Next? Panel breaks down Illinois Debt & Taxes 11:30AM TIX:… https://t.co/M8biwqSJR9