The Civic Federation has completed its analysis of Cook County's proposed FY2022 budget.Learn More
The Civic Federation is pleased to announce that Secretary of the Illinois Department of Human Services Grace B. Hou is the recipient of the 30th Annual Motorola Solutions Foundation...Learn More
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According to the United States Census of Governments, the State of Illinois has by far the highest number of local governments in any state, at 6,918. However, a Civic Federation analysis of multiple...Learn More
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In an analysis of Cook County’s FY2022 budget proposal released in November, the Civic Federation supported the Cook County budget proposal of $8.0 billion. This blog post takes a closer look at public safety spending in the County’s...
On Thursday, December 9, the Civic Federation will honor Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Secretary Grace B. Hou with the 30th Annual Motorola Solutions Foundation Excellence in Public Service Award.
The award, presented and administered by the Federation, annually honors a...
Illinois enacted a $48.7 billion multi-year FY2022 capital budget in June 2021. Unlike the State’s annual General Funds budget, which is intended to cover only the cost of operations for the current fiscal year, capital appropriations are reauthorized over multiple years as planning, engineering...
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (Lincoln Institute) released last week an evaluation of common property tax relief programs used across the United States. The report also makes...
The Illinois Supreme Court and the Civic Federation today announced the results of a report on the elimination of cash bail and the effect it will have on counties throughout Illinois.
By Jim Dey
One of the unique aspects of a governmental entity going broke is that few notice — or even object — until the ship of state founders.
That’s the way it’s been with...
For more than nine months, Gov. J.B. Pritzker has done an admirable job of steering our state through the most dangerous public health crisis in a century. Unfortunately, the work for which voters...