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Going into FY2019, revenue forecasts by the executive and legislative branches are $99 million apart. That may soun… https://t.co/2B7oLM5WlV
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03.30.18

*Note: This blog post was updated on April 13, 2018 with more recent information on the Chicago Public Schools’ short-term borrowing and cash flow position.

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is heading into the next annual budget cycle for the 2019 fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2018. In...

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In the News

04.16.18

Crain's Chicago Business

This article previewed a forum hosted by the Civic Federation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The half-day conference featured former elected officials, analysists and union officials to...

04.11.18

Chicago Tonight

This article discusses the withholding of City of Harvey funds by the Illinois Comptroller in response to continued underfunding of Harvey's public safety pensions. Following the intercept, the...

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Tweets by @CivicFederation

The Civic Federation
Going into FY2019, revenue forecasts by the executive and legislative branches are $99 million apart. That may soun… https://t.co/2B7oLM5WlV
The Civic Federation
COGFA and GOMB generally disagree in their revenue forecasts heading into a given fiscal year. This IIFS blog argue… https://t.co/r4pzL6Eupu
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panelist Dr. Carol O’Cleireacain, Former Deputy Mayor of Detroit, passed along her suggest… https://t.co/xVZmvxCIva