The Civic Federation released this report in advance of the April 2, 2019 Chicago municipal election for consideration by the public and candidates for Mayor, Treasurer, Aldermanic Office and...Learn More
The Civic Federation is pleased to partner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to co-host "Unlocking the Box: Best Practices for Financing Illinois' Infrastructure" on Friday,...Learn More
Prior to the release of the Governor’s annual budget recommendation, the Institute for Illinois’ Fiscal Sustainability at the Civic Federation releases an analysis of the State of Illinois’ fiscal...Learn More
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The following blog post examines the possibility of the City of Chicago instituting a city income tax. The idea was discussed by several mayoral and aldermanic candidates in the recent Chicago 2019 municipal election.
This blog post is intended for informational purposes only. The Civic...
Last week, the Civic Federation wrote about the Chicago City Council’s recent approval of a resolution to begin livestreaming committee meetings in...
On March 13, 2019 the Chicago City Council voted to approve Substitute Resolution 2018-1151 . The Resolution amends Rules 49 and 55...
A Civic Federation blog post last week raised questions about the revenue estimate attached to Governor J.B. Pritzker’s...
On the eve of the February 26 Chicago municipal election, this article explored the significant challenges facing the City of Chicago. One of the most significant issues is the City's loss of...
This article discussed Chicago Public Schools' $324 million surplus for fiscal year 2018, its first budget surplus in three years. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall said that the surplus...