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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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On the blog: Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Chicago’s Tax on Other Tobacco Products: https://t.co/9jWhUxJyY4
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In 2019 Illinois became the first state to legalize retail sales of recreational adult use cannabis via state statu… https://t.co/wA6n3dCL1j

Blogs

01.10.20

Annually the Civic Federation releases a report on consumer taxes in the City of Chicago. Consumer taxes are tied to the use or consumption of certain goods and services that can be charged directly to consumers through retail transactions or passed onto consumers by businesses or governments....

12.30.19

The Civic Federation’s blog turned 10 years old in 2019. The following are summaries of the five most read posts presented on the Civic Federation’s blog throughout the decade in chronological order....

12.27.19

The following are summaries of the five most read posts presented on the Civic Federation’s blog in 2019 in chronological order. The posts examine issues related to local taxes—including property taxes—and the State of Illinois’ budget....

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In the News

08.29.19

The Wall Street Journal

This article covered the City of Chicago's significant financial challenges ahead of Mayor Lori Lightfoot's State of the City address. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall said that the Mayor...

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The Civic Federation
On the blog: Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Chicago’s Tax on Other Tobacco Products: https://t.co/9jWhUxJyY4
The Civic Federation
In 2019 Illinois became the first state to legalize retail sales of recreational adult use cannabis via state statu… https://t.co/wA6n3dCL1j
The Civic Federation
Between the general sales tax, a recent increase to the City’s restaurant tax and the tax levied by the Metropolita… https://t.co/GaAR1C09WO