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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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Read the Civic Federation's full analysis of the City of Chicago's FY2019 proposed budget: https://t.co/wIxCSYM5Za https://t.co/XVgDZYuWmo
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The funded ratio for Cook County’s pension fund has decreased from 72.6% in FY2008 to 60.1% in FY2017. The FY2017 l… https://t.co/cHqHpwy2u1

Blogs

11.09.18

Illinois’ contributions to its severely underfunded retirement systems are expected to increase significantly in the upcoming budget year, but the numbers could change due to pension buyout plans that have yet to be implemented.

Proposed State contributions to the five pension funds are...

11.01.18

The Civic Federation conducts an analysis of the Chicago Transit Authority’s annual proposed budget each year. This analysis includes two measures used to assess CTA’s productivity over time: labor cost per actual unlinked passenger trip and operating expense per passenger mile....

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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
Read the Civic Federation's full analysis of the City of Chicago's FY2019 proposed budget: https://t.co/wIxCSYM5Za https://t.co/XVgDZYuWmo
The Civic Federation
The funded ratio for Cook County’s pension fund has decreased from 72.6% in FY2008 to 60.1% in FY2017. The FY2017 l… https://t.co/cHqHpwy2u1
The Civic Federation
Tables summarize the major City of Chicago pension benefit provisions by pension fund: https://t.co/wIxCSZ3HnK https://t.co/gGAoy5Cctp