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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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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,...

06.29.18

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...

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Tweets by @CivicFederation

The Civic Federation
Taxpayers in Ford Heights have the highest composite property tax rate at 33.996%. The second highest rate is in Pa… https://t.co/3APjiRKQZa
The Civic Federation
Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office released the 2017 Cook County Tax Rates report on June 20, 2018 and shortly af… https://t.co/fbdA3LlxTo
The Civic Federation
The State of Illinois collected over $900 million more in revenues than previously forecast in the budget year that… https://t.co/hxBrPQCwye