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09.21.18

Park Districts in Illinois

The latest in a series about local governments, this blog post examines the number of park districts in Illinois, including an analysis of the number of park districts by county.

The park districts examined in this blog are stand-alone special purpose...

08.31.18

With governments in Illinois facing steep increases in yearly pension contributions, new plans are being floated to borrow billions of dollars to stabilize ailing pension funds and relieve budgetary pressures.

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In the News

09.04.18

The Wall Street Journal

This article covers City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s announcement that he will not be seeking re-election for a third term. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall said that Mayor Emanuel...

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Tweets by @CivicFederation

The Civic Federation
In the collar counties that surround , nearly 70% of property taxes go to fund public schools: https://t.co/cuZnx0baTO
The Civic Federation
Chart shows the combined revenue of the 100 counties in Illinois that are included in the Comptroller’s 2016 Fiscal… https://t.co/UCks40yiMu
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The Illinois Comptroller reports that the combined revenue for 100 of the 102 counties in Illinois totaled $3.7 bil… https://t.co/puLJ09uFJ1