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01.11.21

Annually the Civic Federation 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 onto consumers by businesses or governments....

01.06.21

UPDATE : In the final hours of the lame duck session on January 13, the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation providing for spending up to $150 million annually through fiscal year 2027 to modernize safety net hospitals....

12.23.20

Cook County government has historically kept its property tax levy relatively flat, especially when compared to the other largest government bodies in Cook County including the City of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools, both of which have...

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In the News

12.22.20

Crain's Chicago Business

Without action from Washington, any economic recovery will be blunted at best, and our most vulnerable populations and lower- and middle-income folks will bear the brunt of the stagnation....

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Re-upping the Civic Federation's statement (from summer 2020) calling on the Illinois General Assembly to authorize… https://t.co/dRCQsAAOG3
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The Civic Federation is closed today in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Recommended viewing: the City o… https://t.co/tUORFEsuJQ
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