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Civic Federation Achievements

In the 119 years since its founding, the Civic Federation has been credited with an array of significant accomplishments in improving government efficiency, effectiveness and transparency.

The work of the Federation the 21st century has evolved from its work in the 20th century as a leading advocate for governmental fiscal responsibility and as an effective champion of rational tax policy. The Civic Federation now also places a greater emphasis on working with government officials to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of Chicago-area governments. 

The following is a short round-up of the Civic Federation’s recent and historical achievements, collected as a service to our Board of Directors and the public.

 

03.31.11

Based upon recommendations made by the Civic Federation in its analysis of the Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid, the Chicago City Council in September 2009 passed an ordinance that authorized Council...