The Civic Federation
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.
The Federation's membership includes business and professional leaders from a wide range of Chicago-area companies and institutions.
The Civic Federation publishes reports and commentary about local government tax policies, government services, and public expenditures. The Federation's new research institute, the Institute for Illinois' Fiscal Sustainability, examines a wide range of fiscal issues relating to the State of Illinois.
This report compares effective property tax rates in the six-county region of northeastern Illinois between 2003 and 2012. Effective tax rates for nearly all selected communities rose between 2011...
This report provides estimates of the total market value of real property in Cook County from 2003-2012 and shows how property value is spread among the City of Chicago, the northern and the...
The Civic Federation does not support Chicago Public Schools proposed $6.8 billion budget for FY2015. The short-sighted budget does nothing to address the District’s grave fiscal crisis and is...
The Civic Federation supports the City Colleges tentative FY2015 budget totaling $723.5 million for reflecting the District’s continued commitment to sound financial practices and prudent...
There are no events scheduled at this time.
Recent Blog Posts
In the News
09.29.14: The Bond Buyer
09.08.14: Crain's Chicago Business
08.19.14: Crain's Chicago Business
08.14.14: Chicago Sun-Times