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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
On the blog: Cook County Establishes Independent Revenue Forecasting Commission https://t.co/6EimR9CEWQ
The Civic Federation
The IIFS team has been monitoring the status of the pension buyouts included in the FY2019 Illinois State budget. T… https://t.co/kn22NEAX7N
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The Chicago region may be better served by a truly integrated regional transit agency that promotes coordination ra… https://t.co/nKHlwnDmjL