Links to each presentation can be found within the agenda below:
7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. — Registration and Continental Breakfast
Badge Pickup and Security Inspection in the Lobby
8:00 a.m. — Welcome
William Testa, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
8:05 a.m. — Opening Remarks
Trish Riley, Executive Director, National Academy for State Health Policy
8:50 a.m. — Break
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Our website is designed with the goal of increasing the accessibility of our research with resources such as an updated library that allows visitors to search through Federation and IIFS research and commentary quickly and easily, as well as expanded blogs.
Our blogs, written by Federation staff, will focus on research, events in the news, and other topics on government finance.
The Civic Federation occasionally takes on special initiatives in addition to our traditional focus on government finance research. These projects run the gamut from short and intense studies of a single subject like our six-week study of the Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid finances to multi-year government reform projects involving other organizations such as our campaign to create a separate board of commissioners for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.
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Each year the Civic Federation recognizes and pays collective tribute to the outstanding civic contributions of individual citizens and Chicago-area institutions at our Civic Awards Luncheon. The awards are given annually to Chicagoans and Chicago-area businesses that best exemplify the vision of civic involvement espoused by the Civic Federation founders for whom the awards are named. Click here to learn about our 2009 honorees.
The Civic Federation was pleased to honor Tyrone C. Fahner with the Lyman J. Gage Award for Outstanding Civic Contribution by a Chicagoan and The Boeing Company with the Addams-Palmer Award for Exemplary Civic Involvement by a Chicago Institution on Monday, September 21 at the Palmer House Hilton. Event co-chairs Lester Crown, Andrew J. McKenna, Michael J. Sacks and Maurice Smith joined Illinois’ business, civic and government leaders to celebrate the civic achievements of both honorees. Chicago City Clerk Susana A. Mendoza gave the afternoon's salutation address.
Watch the brief videos below to learn more about the contributions Mr. Fahner and The Boeing Company have made to the City of Chicago.
Founded in 1894, the Civic Federation is an independent, non-partisan government research organization that provides analysis and recommendations on government finance issues for the Chicago region and State of Illinois. The Federation's membership includes business and professional leaders from a wide range of Chicago area corporations, professional service firms and institutions.
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