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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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12.01.17

Each year the Civic Federation conducts an analysis of the CTA’s annual proposed budget. As part of the analysis, the Civic Federation uses two measures to assess CTA’s productivity over time: labor cost per actual unlinked passenger trip and operating expense per passenger mile....

11.22.17

The Civic Federation annually reviews the budget proposals of major Chicago area governments, including Cook County. A portion of the analysis focuses on a five-year review of each government’s long and short term liabilities, based on the most recent audited financial information available from...

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10.24.17

House Bill 3649, the Debt Transparency Act, is a good step toward providing increased oversight and better management of Illinois’ still-enormous backlog of unpaid bills. The Civic Federation...

10.18.17

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Following Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s FY2018 budget address, Civic Federation President Laurence Msall spoke with a pool of reporters on the City of Chicago’s finances. He said the Mayor’s budget is a...

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Civic Federation supports 's Tentative FY2018 budget. More: https://t.co/TNgkWmx56f