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10.06.17

Illinois has by far the greatest number of local governments in the nation at 6,963, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 Census of Governments. The vast number of local governments in Illinois is often cited as a driving factor for Illinois’ high property tax rate, one of the highest in...

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09.07.17

WBBM News Radio

This article discusses Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's plan to borrow $6 billion to pay off a portion of the State’s backlog of overdue bills. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall remarks...

08.22.17

WTTW, Chicago Tonight

This segment discusses the ongoing debate over the effect of the City of Chicago’s tax increment financing districts on Chicago Public Schools’ finances. Laurence Msall, President of the Civic...

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The Civic Federation
’ use of bond proceeds to pay its Medicaid bills is expected to generate federal reimbursements of $1.1B: https://t.co/f7a9rFomTA
The Civic Federation
Local Governments Begin to Measure Effect of New Illinois Sales Tax Collection Fee: https://t.co/2UhfnFUvhx
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New on the blog: Local Governments Begin to Measure Effect of New Illinois Sales Tax Collection Fee https://t.co/2UhfnFUvhx