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The Civic Federation’s Annual Civic Awards Luncheon, now in its 35th year, recognizes civic leadership in Chicago. Named for the Federation’s founding members, the Lyman J. Gage Award and the Addams-Palmer Award recognize the outstanding civic contributions of Chicago individuals and...


As the State of Illinois approaches two full years without enacting a comprehensive state budget, local governments have been forced to make difficult financial decisions to continue operating during these uncertain times.

City Colleges of Chicago has received only a quarter of its...


The Illinois General Assembly ended its regular session on May 31, 2017 without passing a budget, heightening concerns that the State might move into a third year without a complete financial plan.

Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investors Service immediately lowered Illinois’ credit...