The Civic Federation’s...
Click here to read the full report. This report provides estimates of the full market value of real property in Cook County from 2007-2016 and shows how property value is spread among the...Learn More
Click here to read the full report. The Civic Federation’s Institute for Illinois’ Fiscal Sustainability is not able to support Governor Bruce Rauner’s recommended FY2019 budget because it is...Learn More
The Civic Federation is an independent, non-partisan government research organization that provides analysis and recommendations on government finance issues for the Chicago region and State of...Learn More
The Civic Federation's 2018 Civic Awards Luncheon honored Norman R. Bobins and ITW. Click here for more information on the luncheon and the video tributes to this year's honorees...Learn More
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The Civic Federation’s Annual Civic Awards Luncheon, now in its 36th year, recognizes civic leadership in Chicago. Named for the Federation’s founding members, the Lyman J. Gage Award and the Addams-Palmer Award recognize the outstanding civic contributions of Chicago individuals and...
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner presented his FY2019 State budget...
After three years of political gridlock and missed deadlines, the Illinois General Assembly passed a budget for the coming fiscal year on the last day of its regular spring...
The Illinois Department of Revenue announced last week that the final equalization factor for the Cook County 2017 property assessment year (taxes payable in 2018) is 2.9627.