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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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Some big challenges for CPS on the horizon: → Declining enrollment → Uncertainty re: labor negotiations → Underfun… https://t.co/ysZFol4a8a
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09.13.19

In the State of Illinois, non-home rule units of government located in counties subject to the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL) are limited in the size of their annual property tax extension to 5% or the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is less. However, the...

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08.29.19

The Wall Street Journal

This article covered the City of Chicago's significant financial challenges ahead of Mayor Lori Lightfoot's State of the City address. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall said that the Mayor...

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Some big challenges for CPS on the horizon: → Declining enrollment → Uncertainty re: labor negotiations → Underfun… https://t.co/ysZFol4a8a
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The City’s combined property tax extension made up 24.4% of the average property owner’s tax bill in tax year 2017,… https://t.co/ZiLCMFCsFg
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Does the City of Chicago have the capacity to further increase its property tax levy? Pages 35 - 42 of this report… https://t.co/26RnCDHkIl