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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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Blogs

11.09.18

Illinois’ contributions to its severely underfunded retirement systems are expected to increase significantly in the upcoming budget year, but the numbers could change due to pension buyout plans that have yet to be implemented.

Proposed State contributions to the five pension funds are...

11.01.18

The Civic Federation conducts an analysis of the Chicago Transit Authority’s annual proposed budget each year. This analysis includes two measures used to assess CTA’s productivity over time: labor cost per actual unlinked passenger trip and operating expense per passenger mile....

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In the News

09.04.18

The Wall Street Journal

This article covers City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s announcement that he will not be seeking re-election for a third term. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall said that Mayor Emanuel...

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Tweets by @CivicFederation

The Civic Federation
The CTA has severe capital and deferred maintenance needs that will only continue to grow, and they should not be e… https://t.co/dEONnXYWQm
The Civic Federation
The schedules jump by a total of $1.0 billion – essentially doubling the current contribution to $2.1 billion in bu… https://t.co/U7cPaZJkIf
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The City of Chicago is facing budgetary pressure due to its four pension systems, which are collectively underfunde… https://t.co/AMEHaIhXn4