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In Illinois, nearly 50%, or 709 townships, have fewer than 1,000 residents. More here: https://t.co/WwJN7coevp
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Chart showing the 2017 population of counties in Illinois. Read more: https://t.co/WwJN7coevp https://t.co/3iuwQxAfCp

Blogs

02.22.21

Recently, Cook County, the State of Illinois and other jurisdictions across the U.S. have begun to implement policy changes to reduce reliance on monetary bail and release more individuals while awaiting trial. These changes come amid a national push to make the criminal justice system more fair...

02.05.21

Despite large revenue losses associated with the economic downturn caused by COVID-19, Cook County’s preliminary 2020 budget results for the fiscal year that ended on November 30, 2020 show a positive year-end balance. Based on the...

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In the News

12.22.20

Crain's Chicago Business

Without action from Washington, any economic recovery will be blunted at best, and our most vulnerable populations and lower- and middle-income folks will bear the brunt of the stagnation....

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Tweets by @CivicFederation

The Civic Federation
In Illinois, nearly 50%, or 709 townships, have fewer than 1,000 residents. More here: https://t.co/WwJN7coevp
The Civic Federation
Chart showing the 2017 population of counties in Illinois. Read more: https://t.co/WwJN7coevp https://t.co/3iuwQxAfCp
The Civic Federation
What criteria do agencies use to calculate the number of local governments? Read ‘An Inventory of Local Governments… https://t.co/M6XUg5827a