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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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08.31.18

With governments in Illinois facing steep increases in yearly pension contributions, new plans are being floated to borrow billions of dollars to stabilize ailing pension funds and relieve budgetary pressures.

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09.04.18

The Wall Street Journal

This article covers City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s announcement that he will not be seeking re-election for a third term. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall said that Mayor Emanuel...

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The Civic Federation
Although there is no plan to pay down the remainder of Illinois’ bill backlog, Governor Rauner signed three pieces… https://t.co/lhz9uxr7FP
The Civic Federation
Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri all tax retirement income. Illinois is an anomaly in the Midwest in… https://t.co/x6WdqXqjRx
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Chart provides a summary of the 102 counties in Illinois broken down into population categories. According to the U… https://t.co/8UBJlGxSY7