The Civic Federation released this report in advance of the April 2, 2019 Chicago municipal election for consideration by the public and candidates for Mayor, Treasurer, Aldermanic Office and...Learn More
The Civic Federation is pleased to partner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to co-host "Unlocking the Box: Best Practices for Financing Illinois' Infrastructure" on Friday,...Learn More
Prior to the release of the Governor’s annual budget recommendation, the Institute for Illinois’ Fiscal Sustainability at the Civic Federation releases an analysis of the State of Illinois’ fiscal...Learn More
"Illinois Pensions 101" is an infographic-style primer intended to concisely and accessibly present the most important information and data on the Illinois pension crisis....Learn More
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A Civic Federation blog post last week raised questions about the revenue estimate attached to Governor J.B. Pritzker’s...
Updated March 20, 2019
For additional analysis, please see our March 21 blog post .
Making good on a...
In a series of...
Governor J.B. Pritzker’s first budget proposal for the State of Illinois faced major challenges, including an operating deficit that the new administration estimated at $3.2 billion...
On the eve of the February 26 Chicago municipal election, this article explored the significant challenges facing the City of Chicago. One of the most significant issues is the City's loss of...
This article discussed Chicago Public Schools' $324 million surplus for fiscal year 2018, its first budget surplus in three years. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall said that the surplus...