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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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In case you missed it on , listen to CF President Laurence Msall and talk Illinois pensions: https://t.co/w1c8bqF7yd
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Illinois estate tax revenue is forecast to be $293 M in FY19, of which 6% will go to the Estate Tax Refund Fund for… https://t.co/JxfEJuqya9

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10.12.18

The Illinois Estate tax is levied on net assets over $4 million of the estates of the deceased. Illinois does not have an inheritance tax, which is levied on assets received by the inheritors of an estate.

Estate tax revenue is forecast to be...

10.05.18

UPDATE: The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) does not expect to be ready to fully implement pension buyout plans for its members during FY2019, according to documents provided to the Civic Federation. SURS attributed the delay to complex benefit provisions, limited staffing and poor...

09.21.18

The latest in a series about local governments, this blog post examines the number of park districts in Illinois, including an analysis of the number of park districts by county.

The park districts examined in this blog are stand-alone special purpose governments that provide public...

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In the News

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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Tweets by @CivicFederation

The Civic Federation
In case you missed it on , listen to CF President Laurence Msall and talk Illinois pensions: https://t.co/w1c8bqF7yd
The Civic Federation
Illinois estate tax revenue is forecast to be $293 M in FY19, of which 6% will go to the Estate Tax Refund Fund for… https://t.co/JxfEJuqya9
The Civic Federation
Because most states no longer have an estate tax, there is an incentive for some wealthy people to structure their… https://t.co/ptr6cDMESj