The Civic Federation supports the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) proposed budget for FY2020 because it demonstrates continued financial stability in the third year of Evidence-Based Funding from the...Learn More
PLEASE NOTE: nominations close Tuesday, September 17, 2019. The Civic Federation is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 28th Annual Motorola Solutions Foundation Excellence in...Learn More
The Civic Federation released this report in advance of the April 2, 2019 Chicago municipal election for consideration by the public and candidates for Mayor, Treasurer, Aldermanic Office and...Learn More
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In the State of Illinois, non-home rule units of government located in counties subject to the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL) are limited in the size of their annual property tax extension to 5% or the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is less. However, the...
The City of Chicago recently released its Budget Forecast for FY2020 , which provides financial estimates for the City’s fiscal year ending on December 31, 2019 and a forecast for the...
This year is the third year that Chicago Public Schools (CPS) will receive funding from the State of Illinois through the statewide Evidence-Based Funding formula that was signed into State law in August 2017. The CPS 2020 fiscal year runs from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.
Cook County’s public health system has sounded an alarm about the increasing cost of services for which it does not receive reimbursement, saying that Cook County Health will not be able to fulfill its mission of providing care to all—regardless...
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...
The State of Illinois has not had a major capital plan for a decade, and it is clear that capital needs are outpacing resources. While there is near universal agreement, including by the Civic...