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01.21.22

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) released a $3.5 billion, five year FY2022-FY2026 capital plan in October 2021. The CTA prepares a multi-year, comprehensive capital improvement plan (CIP) at the...

01.03.22

The following are summaries of the five most-read posts presented on the Civic Federation’s blog in 2021, listed here in chronological order. The posts examine issues related to taxes, pensions and public safety.

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12.30.21

The Civic Federation annually releases a report on consumer taxes in the City of Chicago. Consumer taxes are tied to the use or consumption of certain goods and services that can be charged directly to consumers through retail transactions or passed on to consumers by businesses or governments....

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Tweets by @CivicFederation

The Civic Federation
"The Dollars and Sense study found that while the Cook County reforms led to an increase in the number of people re… https://t.co/haBPar3kmJ
The Civic Federation
RT : Today in deeply researched reports that are going to aggravate virtually everyone on all sides of the cash bail deb… https://t.co/IinOZf3BBX
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"The majority of people charged with violent crimes against another person are detained in jail, while only one qua… https://t.co/36ZD73JXGd