City of Chicago

March 28, 2019

Chicago City Council Approves Livestreaming Committee Meetings

On March 13, 2019 the Chicago City Council voted to approve Substitute…

March 12, 2019

Financial Challenges for the Next Chicago Mayor and City Council

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February 22, 2019

Exploring a Downtown Congestion Fee for Chicago

The following blog post explores the idea of a downtown congestion fee and the factors that would need to be considered if Chicago were to impose such a fee. The Civic Federation does not take a position on any type of congestion pricing…

February 1, 2019

A Public Bank for the City of Chicago?

The following blog post examines the possibility of the City of Chicago starting a public bank. It is intended for informational purposes only. The Civic Federation has not taken a position on the idea, which has been discussed during the…

January 16, 2019

Selected Consumer Taxes in the City of Chicago - 2019

Click here to read this issue brief. This annual brief provides a compilation of selected consumer taxes,…

January 8, 2019

Estimated Effective Property Tax Rates 2007-2016: Selected Municipalities in Northeastern Illinois

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January 4, 2019

Increases and Changes to Consumer Taxes in Chicago for 2019

Update: Collection of the City of Chicago’s tax on other tobacco products has been moved from a starting date of March 1, 2019  to no sooner than April 1, 2019 or 60 days following the plaintiff’s deadline to file an appeal, according to…

November 30, 2018

Time for the City of Chicago to Reassess the Garbage Collection Fee?

As part of the FY2016 budget approval process during fall of 2015, the City of Chicago for the first time imposed a waste removal fee of $9.50 per month on approximately 600,000 residents already receiving waste removal services provided…

November 28, 2018

Civic Federation 2019 Legislative Priorities

2019 Civic Federation Legislative Priorities The Civic Federation's legislative priorities for 2019 include …

October 31, 2018

City of Chicago FY2019 Proposed Budget: Analysis and Recommendations

Click here to read the full report. The Civic Federation supports the City of Chicago’s proposed $8.9 billion FY2019 budget…