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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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01.10.20

Annually the Civic Federation releases a report on consumer taxes in the City of Chicago. Consumer taxes are tied to the use or consumption of certain goods and services that can be charged directly to consumers through retail transactions or passed onto consumers by businesses or governments....

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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
The State is now embarking on its third historical attempt to institute a graduated income tax. Read more about the… https://t.co/kpmsNrLNPC
The Civic Federation
The State of Illinois attempted to establish a graduated income tax twice before—once in 1922 and again in 1932. In… https://t.co/VnFk16W3fl
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On the blog: 2017 Effective Property Tax Rates in the Collar Counties: https://t.co/li9cGOHigk