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On 9-14-16, Chicago City Council approved tax on water/sewer usage to fund City’s Municipal Employees’ Pension Fund:
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Civic Fed: County or State money could be given to municipalities to help pay costs of annexations:



Recent decisions by two of the largest State of Illinois retirement systems are expected to result in significant increases to statutorily required pension contributions in the upcoming budget year. This blog post discusses the decisions and their potential impact on the State budget.



After a yearlong stalemate, the State of Illinois finally saw a crack in its ongoing budget impasse on the last day of the fiscal year. The General Assembly rushed approval of bills authorizing a full year of preschool through high school education funding, including additional assistance for...

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This segment explores the history of Illinois’ Budget Stabilization Fund, more commonly known as a “rainy day fund.” Host Tony Sarabia and President of the Civic Federation...

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