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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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07.01.20

Starting July 1, 2020, many Illinois cannabis consumers will see an increase in the taxes they pay on recreational cannabis as the Cannabis Retailers’ Occupation Tax that is allowed to be imposed by counties and municipalities goes into effect. This local option sales tax will be in addition to...

06.23.20

In the wake of protests over the deaths of George Floyd and other Black Americans at the hands of police officers, police accountability and reform has risen to the forefront in government discussions, and residents in...

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In the News

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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The Civic Federation
New on the blog: County and Municipal Cannabis Sales Taxes Go Into Effect July 1: https://t.co/zat4r1BVvg
The Civic Federation
RT : The city extended a major TIF district on Chicago's Near North Side even as it faces a $700 million budget hole. It… https://t.co/lBII9kmv3X
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On the blog: Update on Illinois Short-Term Debt: https://t.co/MH8AEcTDS0