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03.30.18

*Note: This blog post was updated on April 13, 2018 with more recent information on the Chicago Public Schools’ short-term borrowing and cash flow position.

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is heading into the next annual budget cycle for the 2019 fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2018. In...

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In the News

04.16.18

Crain's Chicago Business

This article previewed a forum hosted by the Civic Federation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The half-day conference featured former elected officials, analysists and union officials to...

04.11.18

Chicago Tonight

This article discusses the withholding of City of Harvey funds by the Illinois Comptroller in response to continued underfunding of Harvey's public safety pensions. Following the intercept, the...

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A Pew analysis concludes that the best strategy for States to manage revenue volatility is to build adequate reserv… https://t.co/uLUGDd1LrP
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Chart provides a comparison between the tuition rates currently in place at City Colleges of Chicago and the newly… https://t.co/TxZoTjUecL
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On April 5, 2018 the City Colleges of Chicago Board of Trustees unanimously approved Board Resolution 33420, which… https://t.co/qqSgzDCcJh