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Blogs

05.11.18

Following major policy changes and calls for increased public disclosure, detailed quarterly information about Cook County bond court orders and outcomes is now available online.

Chief Judge Timothy Evans’ Office began posting the new data on the...

04.27.18

Short-term or current liabilities are financial obligations that must be satisfied within one year. They can include short-term debt, accounts payable, accrued payroll and other current liabilities.

This blog post presents five-year trends for: 1) total short-term liabilities in the...

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In the News

04.16.18

Crain's Chicago Business

This article previewed a forum hosted by the Civic Federation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The half-day conference featured former elected officials, analysists and union officials to...

04.11.18

Chicago Tonight

This article discusses the withholding of City of Harvey funds by the Illinois Comptroller in response to continued underfunding of Harvey's public safety pensions. Following the intercept, the...

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Tweets by @CivicFederation

The Civic Federation
Chart shows the 10-year trend in General Funds revenue for the State of Illinois by major source:… https://t.co/v1lk9FcbTp
The Civic Federation
Cutting funding to Illinois’ local governments for the second year in a row while the State refuses to share revenu… https://t.co/xIUWIO9q20
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The proposed FY2019 State budget would continue to cut funding to local governments, a practice started in the FY20… https://t.co/I0vsLeD8MU