Bond Court Watching Reports Highlight Inconsistencies in the Use of Cash Bail in Counties Throughout Illinois
On November 7, 2022, the Chicago City Council voted to pass the Mayor’s proposed FY2023 budget of $16.4 billion. The...
In the State of Illinois, non-home rule units of government located in counties subject to the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL) are limited in the size of their annual property tax extension to 5% or the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is less. However, the...
Fund balance is a term used to describe the net assets of a governmental fund and serves as a measure of budgetary reserves.  In FY2021, the last year for which audited financial information is available, Cook County’s total unrestricted general...
Last year, the Civic Federation worked in partnership with the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC) and the Illinois Supreme Court’s Pretrial Implementation Task Force to release a report that measures the...
In a position statement released yesterday, the Civic Federation announced it supports passage of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County’s (FPDCC)...