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Research by economist found was relatively low-spending, low-revenue state in late 1980s: https://t.co/iec9stB6Vp

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03.24.17

On March 22, two State Senate committees heard testimony on Illinois’ fiscal crisis. The not surprising message of the nearly three-hour hearing: the State’s budget problems have built up over many years, driven largely by rising pension costs, and will not be easy to fix.

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03.02.17

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) recently adopted its second amended budget of the 2017 fiscal year in an effort to balance its budget and close a $215.2 million hole before its fiscal year ends on June 30, 2017.

Chicago Public Schools adopted a $5.46 billion operating budget in August 2016...

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Tweets by @CivicFederation

The Civic Federation
ICYMI: : City agreed to pay $91M for Michael Reese site in 2009, since then taxpayers have paid over $50M https://t.co/MqSt9F5TlO
The Civic Federation
Research by economist found was relatively low-spending, low-revenue state in late 1980s: https://t.co/iec9stB6Vp
The Civic Federation
Why does spend more of its revenue than the average state? https://t.co/iec9stSIjZ