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Blogs

05.24.18

When will Illinois have a budget for Fiscal Year 2019? The issue is of intense concern because of the State’s recent history: full budgets for FY2016 and FY2017 were never enacted, while the General Assembly ...

05.11.18

Following major policy changes and calls for increased public disclosure, detailed quarterly information about Cook County bond court orders and outcomes is now available online.

Chief Judge Timothy Evans’ Office began posting the new data on the...

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In the News

04.16.18

Crain's Chicago Business

This article previewed a forum hosted by the Civic Federation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The half-day conference featured former elected officials, analysists and union officials to...

04.11.18

Chicago Tonight

This article discusses the withholding of City of Harvey funds by the Illinois Comptroller in response to continued underfunding of Harvey's public safety pensions. Following the intercept, the...

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Tweets by @CivicFederation

The Civic Federation
Going into FY2019, revenue forecasts by the executive and legislative branches are $99 million apart—less than 0.3%… https://t.co/MuvOW48riU
The Civic Federation
Civic Federation analysis of the Governor’s recommended FY2019 budget offers an in-depth look at the shortcomings o… https://t.co/sJZ9UmXpcG
The Civic Federation
Hi, Connie. We’ve long supported development of a consensus revenue forecast. Here’s more info in our rec… https://t.co/C8wD4n1DbB