This annual report compares estimated...
Click here to read the full report. This annual report compares estimated effective property tax rates in the six-county region of northeastern Illinois between 2006 and 2015,...Learn More
Click here to read the full report. The Civic Federation opposes CTA's proposed FY2018 budget because it relies on overly optimistic projections of restored funding from the State of Illinois and...Learn More
Click here to read the full report. Across the political spectrum in the United States, there is a growing consensus that too many people are locked up in jail because they do not have the money...Learn More
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The Civic Federation recently released its annual Effective Property Tax Rates report . The report highlights that in 2015 property tax burdens for many communities declined from the...
Amid increased attention to the number of detainees at Cook County Jail, more information about the size of the jail population is now available on the...
Annually the Civic Federation releases a report on consumer taxes in the City of Chicago. Consumer taxes include both taxes and fees and are tied to the use or consumption of certain goods and services that can be charged directly to consumers through retail transactions or passed onto consumers...
The following are the five most read blog posts presented by the Institute for Illinois’ Fiscal Sustainability in 2017. These posts discuss issues ranging from Medicaid expansion to the end of Illinois’ historic two-year budget impasse and related legislation.
This article discusses a recent upgrade to the Chicago Public Schools’ bond rating due to an increase in State funding for the District. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall said the upgrade...