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Blogs

06.21.17

As the State of Illinois approaches two full years without enacting a comprehensive state budget, local governments have been forced to make difficult financial decisions to continue operating during these uncertain times.

City Colleges of Chicago has received only a quarter of its...

06.01.17

The Illinois General Assembly ended its regular session on May 31, 2017 without passing a budget, heightening concerns that the State might move into a third year without a complete financial plan.

Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investors Service immediately lowered Illinois’ credit...

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In the News

05.26.17

Multiple Outlets

The following news pieces cover a recent press conference held by the Civic Federation and several social service, civic and advocacy organizations. During the press conference, Civic Federation...

05.19.17

Crain's Chicago Business

This article examines the City of Chicago’s proposed short-term borrowing plan to prevent the Chicago Public Schools from ending the school year early. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall...

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Tweets by @CivicFederation

The Civic Federation
Due to a lack of State funding, City Colleges has made cuts and used reserve funds to continue its operations: https://t.co/thelGsk6py
The Civic Federation
Civic Federation: High interest rate costs for ’ new loans is an extraordinary waste of money by District/State: https://t.co/SeqdXkEjvU
The Civic Federation
.: ’ borrowing agreements requires District to hold $387M in loans until Sept 29: https://t.co/SeqdXkmIEm