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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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Interested in how your property tax rates are calculated? This Civic Federation blog has some answers: https://t.co/j45gq07Mbf
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Table shows the number of park districts by county and population in Illinois: https://t.co/4laAgLND77 https://t.co/Bpm6ZOII2h

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09.21.18

The latest in a series about local governments, this blog post examines the number of park districts in Illinois, including an analysis of the number of park districts by county.

The park districts examined in this blog are stand-alone special purpose governments that provide public...

08.31.18

With governments in Illinois facing steep increases in yearly pension contributions, new plans are being floated to borrow billions of dollars to stabilize ailing pension funds and relieve budgetary pressures.

The...

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In the News

09.04.18

The Wall Street Journal

This article covers City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s announcement that he will not be seeking re-election for a third term. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall said that Mayor Emanuel...

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Tweets by @CivicFederation

The Civic Federation
Interested in how your property tax rates are calculated? This Civic Federation blog has some answers: https://t.co/j45gq07Mbf
The Civic Federation
Table shows the number of park districts by county and population in Illinois: https://t.co/4laAgLND77 https://t.co/Bpm6ZOII2h
The Civic Federation
According to the Illinois Comptroller’s Office, 88 of the State’s park districts are located in Cook County, or 25.… https://t.co/yfm9oCQp2A