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11.09.17

The financial condition of Illinois’ pension funds improved slightly due to strong investment returns, but they remained critically underfunded at the end of fiscal year 2017.

The five State-funded retirement systems had total unfunded liability of $129.1 billion as of June 30, 2017,...

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10.24.17

House Bill 3649, the Debt Transparency Act, is a good step toward providing increased oversight and better management of Illinois’ still-enormous backlog of unpaid bills. The Civic Federation...

10.18.17

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Following Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s FY2018 budget address, Civic Federation President Laurence Msall spoke with a pool of reporters on the City of Chicago’s finances. He said the Mayor’s budget is a...

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The Civic Federation
In the news at : Watchdog: Quit stalling on Cook County justice system data https://t.co/oVl8yq6ccZ
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.: According to a Civic Federation report, ’s Sheriffs’ Office and Office of the Chief Ju… https://t.co/0BPPZtkBb1
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RT : Civic Federation report says more publicly available data is needed to evaluate bail reform measures: https://t.co/O5HMGimz4Z