The Civic Federation, a government watchdog group, issued its response to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2018 budget that largely supports the$8.6 billion spending plan but details longer-term obligations that will come due when the city’s annually required pension payments switch to a new funding formula. 

“Stay vigilant,” was the the overarching advice Civic Federation President Laurence Msall told aldermen when he testified for the public comment portion of Wednesday’s meeting. “Unfortunately, there are many more tough decisions that are going to face this body and face the city of Chicago.”

Full Report Civic Federation Supports Proposed FY2018 Chicago Budget

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