Expert: Possible Thompson Center Sale Is Small, Positive SignThe move by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to advance the possible sale of the Thompson Center is a positive sign, according to the head of the Civic Federation.
Watchdog Sees "Good News Budget" From Mayor, But Still Seeking DetailsA leading government financial watchdog has said Mayor Rahm Emanuel gave the City Council a “good news budget,” but said there are still some open questions about the 2017 spending plan.
Civic Federation Opposes Rauner's 'Insufficiently Detailed' BudgetA budget watchdog group has criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner’s spending plan for this year as being underfunded and unrealistic.
Gov. Rauner To Give Budget Address As Stalemate ContinuesAfter eight months of operating without a budget, tomorrow Governor Rauner outlines his state spending plan for next year.
Civic Federation: Higher Taxes, Spending Limits Needed To Fix State BudgetA research group has offered a laundry list of suggestions to help pull Illinois government out of its financial mess.
Civic Federation Backs Emanuel Property Tax Hike, But Has ConcernsA respected financial watchdog group has thrown its support behind Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget plan, but it comes with a warning.
Expert Says Potential City Property Tax Increase "Not Going To Be Enough" A top Chicago city official agrees with budget experts that a possible property tax hike alone will not end the city's financial crisis, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Emanuel To Seek $500M Property Tax HikeMayor Rahm Emanuel will seek a massive property tax hike later this month, as he seeks to shore up police and firefighter pension funds, and close a $750 million budget hole.
Civic Federation: Many Of Rauner's Proposed Cuts Not "Achievable Or Prudent"A respected budget watchdog group has come out with a sharply critical analysis of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s fiscal plan for Illinois.
Mayor Emanuel Reveals Plans For Tackling City's DebtWith the city’s bond rating just a couple levels above junk status, Mayor Emanuel told the Civic Federation he is ending or phasing out some of the city’s more questionable borrowing practices.
Watchdog Criticizes CPS Budget For Using One-Time Accounting Measure To Fill DeficitThe Chicago School Board passed a budget with a one-time bump, which gets it by this year but not next according to the fiscal watchdog the Civic Federation.
Budget Watchdog Has Plan To Fix State FinancesMore than three weeks ahead of the governor’s budget address, a government watchdog group has issued its own plan for bringing state finances back to good health.