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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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08.10.18

The City of Chicago released its 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) earlier this summer. This blog will examine the City’s Corporate Fund (i.e. General Fund) fund balance as a percent of general operating expenditures based on audited data from the City’s most recent CAFR. This...

07.27.18

The Chicago City Council on July 25, 2018 approved a 2.0% surcharge on shared housing and vacation rentals in the City of Chicago. The 2.0% surcharge is in addition to an existing 4.0% surcharge on vacation rentals or shared housing units, bringing the total taxes specific to home sharing to 6.0...

07.16.18

The State of Illinois collected over $900 million more in revenues than previously forecast in the budget year that just ended, apparently resulting in a lower than expected year-end backlog of unpaid bills.

The State’s general operating revenues for fiscal year 2018 were $37.7 billion,...

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Tweets by @CivicFederation

The Civic Federation
Table shows CPS’ property tax revenues from FY1991 through FY2019: https://t.co/UWKeWpLK02 https://t.co/Q1cXrzxMUh
The Civic Federation
CPS received an additional $450 M during FY18 due to the new evidence-based funding formula. CPS estimates it will… https://t.co/1J8vNtBeyj
The Civic Federation
CPS’s Capital Improvement Plans (CIP) have historically lacked many typical elements of a CIP, such as information… https://t.co/vtG9GBHcny