Support our Work  Member Login

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.

Tweets by @CivicFederation

The Civic Federation
CPS spent nearly all of FY2017 in a cash-negative position. The District’s cash position improved somewhat in FY201… https://t.co/JwUTR2nRsL
The Civic Federation
The Civic Federation is taking nominations for the 27th Excellence in Public Service Award. Details… https://t.co/bKDAJf7PRH

Blogs

08.10.18

The City of Chicago released its 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) earlier this summer. This blog will examine the City’s Corporate Fund (i.e. General Fund) fund balance as a percent of general operating expenditures based on audited data from the City’s most recent CAFR. This...

07.27.18

The Chicago City Council on July 25, 2018 approved a 2.0% surcharge on shared housing and vacation rentals in the City of Chicago. The 2.0% surcharge is in addition to an existing 4.0% surcharge on vacation rentals or shared housing units, bringing the total taxes specific to home sharing to 6.0...

View More

In the News

View More

Tweets by @CivicFederation

The Civic Federation
CPS spent nearly all of FY2017 in a cash-negative position. The District’s cash position improved somewhat in FY201… https://t.co/JwUTR2nRsL
The Civic Federation
The Civic Federation is taking nominations for the 27th Excellence in Public Service Award. Details… https://t.co/bKDAJf7PRH
The Civic Federation
Under the State’s current variable-rate bonds, Illinois pays bondholders an interest rate that floats according to… https://t.co/ZCOXSadzPa