The Civic Federation supports the City Colleges of...
Click here to read the full report. The Civic Federation supports the City Colleges of Chicago’s proposed FY2019 operating budget. The $436.1 million budget is a prudent plan to continue to...Learn More
Click here to read the full report. This report provides estimates of the full market value of real property in Cook County from 2007-2016 and shows how property value is spread among the...Learn More
Click here to read the full report. The Civic Federation’s Institute for Illinois’ Fiscal Sustainability is not able to support Governor Bruce Rauner’s recommended FY2019 budget because it is...Learn More
The Civic Federation is an independent, non-partisan government research organization that provides analysis and recommendations on government finance issues for the Chicago region and State of...Learn More
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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,...
Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office released the 2017 Cook County Tax Rates report on June 20, 2018 and shortly after, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas mailed the second...
Since Illinois passed its budget for the current fiscal year, many questions have been raised about the...
Beginning in August 2018, establishments with liquor licenses in unincorporated areas of Cook County will be able to offer video gaming on automated gambling machines based on an ordinance amendment passed by the Cook County Board of Commissioners earlier this month. Video gaming refers to...