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has highest number of local gov’ts of any state at 6,963, according to the U.S. Census Bureau https://t.co/Uy7R7eG4ym
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Chicago adopted Other Tobacco Products Tax Ordinance on 3-16-16, which was struck down by Cook County Circuit Court: https://t.co/8M69tvNpql

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02.02.17

The Cook County Board of Commissioners has reorganized its board meeting proceedings in an effort to streamline board meetings. Beginning in January 2017, the Consent Calendar portion of the meeting is now held on the second Tuesday of each month rather than the second Wednesday when County...

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02.23.17

Illinois Issues

This article examines the causes and effects of Illinois’ ongoing pension crisis and the Illinois Senate’s proposed solution. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall notes the intent of Illinois...

02.17.17

CBS Chicago

This segment discusses the possible sale of the State of Illinois’ James R. Thompson Center. Laurence Msall, President of the Civic Federation, says that the sale of the building could be a...

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Tweets by @CivicFederation

The Civic Federation
has highest number of local gov’ts of any state at 6,963, according to the U.S. Census Bureau https://t.co/Uy7R7eG4ym
The Civic Federation
Chicago adopted Other Tobacco Products Tax Ordinance on 3-16-16, which was struck down by Cook County Circuit Court: https://t.co/8M69tvNpql
The Civic Federation
Civic Federation: Work toward sale of Thompson Center positive, though very small, step in the right direction https://t.co/oRvlLC0b5N