Civic Federation Special Projects

The Civic Federation occasionally takes on special initiatives in addition to our traditional focus on government finance research. These projects run the gamut from short and intense studies of a single subject like our six-week study of the Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid finances to multi-year government reform projects involving other organizations such as our campaign to create a separate board of commissioners for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.

The following are links to information about the Federation's current and most recently completed special projects. Please e-mail us for more information about a special project not listed here.


Governmental Research Association 2011 Annual Policy Conference

Recommendations for a Financially Sustainable City of Chicago

The Cook County Modernization Report

The Cook County Transparency Initiative

Civic Federation Property Tax Primers

Civic Federation and Friends of the Forest Preserves Call for the Creation of a Separate Board for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County

Dissolution and Restructuring of the Illinois International Port District

A Fiscal Rehabilitation Plan for the State of Illinois

The Civic Federation’s Analysis of the Financial Aspects of the Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid