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07.09.2019

In Crain's Chicago Business, Paula Worthington approaches the City of Chicago's inadequate infrastructure with several key principles. Read More 

 

05.29.2019

Paula Worthington addresses Pritzker's $41.5 billion Capital Plan. Read More 

 

05.20.2019

In Crain's Chicago Business, Mike Belsky approaches a four-pronged financial for the new mayor. Read More 

 

04.23.2019

Chicago Tribune: Code violation lawsuits mount as tenants bolt from troubled housing nonprofit that owns 81 Chicago buildings. Read More 

 

04.05.2019

Executive Director Mike Belsky discusses in Crain's Chicago Business, before attacking Pritzker's tax plan, get the details. Read More 

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03.31.2019

Wall Street Journal: Chicago Prepares to Elect Its First Black Female Mayor. Read More

 

03.28.2019

Mike Belsky in the Chicago Reader: More money no problems. Read More 

 

03.25.2019

Nasdaq: IPDN Announces New Board Appointments. Read More 

 

03.24.2019

Wall Street Journal: Illinois Considers Ditching Its Flat Income Tax. Read More 

 

 

03.08.2019

Executive Mike Belsky gives thoughts on ABC 7 Chicago: Governor JB Pritzker releases graduated income tax plan. See Interview 

 

02.25.2019

Bloomberg: Chicago's Next Mayor Can't Dodge Tax Pain Needed for Pension Fix. Read More 

 

02.12.2019

Bloomberg: Executive Director Mike Belsky, Illinois for Sale: State Explores Ways to Pay Down Pension Debts. Read More 

 

01.30.2019

Medill News Reports: Two Mayoral Candidates Propose City Public Bank. Read More 

 

12.27.2018

Daily Herald:  Are Bylaw changes weakening the tollway board, and still keeping them ethical? Read More 

 

11.30.2018

The Center for Municipal Finance highlights innovations in investment, including the green bond. Read More

 

11.07.2018

In American City & County, Mike Belsky argues the concept of a mini-bond allows people to invest directly into a project they can see at home.

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10.25.2018

The Bond Buyer: Making an impact: Municipal Coalition aims to broaden muni appeal. Read More

 

10.15.2018

Belsky joins WTTW to discuss Chicago Pension Fix: Using Revenue from Public Assets. See Interview 

 

10.11.2018

The Bond Buyer, Mike Belsky argues the case for asset transfers in Chicago and beyond. Read More 

 

09.21.2018

Executive Director Mike Belsky proposes that Chicago consider the private sector practice of depositing income-producing assets in a pension fund, rather than issuing bonds to increase funding levels. Read More

08.28.2018

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In UChicago News Professor Christopher Berry describes how the Assessor’s Office tried to foil his policy reform. Read More 

07.30.2018

Executive Director Mike Belsky in Bloomberg: Bond Sales by Cities Borrowing to Pay for Lost Court Fights Jump. Read More 

07.08.2018

Chicago Tribune: Berrios tweaks formula; home assessments rise on North Side, fall on South Side. Read More 

05.05.2018

Village Free Press report the state had been garnishing $1.4 million in tax revenues owed to the city of Harvey, apparently forcing officials there to cut 40 police and fire department personnel last month. Read More 

04.16.2018

WTTW New Report Digs Into Drastically Underfunded Police, Fire Pensions. Read More 

03.16.2018

Chicago Tribune: Academic Director Chris Berry report flawed assessments under Assessor Berrios caused $2 billion shift in Chicago property taxes. Read More

02.01.2018

The Chicago Tribune and ProPublica report on a Cook County property tax system study that is still under wraps. Academic Director Chris Berry discusses why that study is unnecessary. Read More

12.14.2017

The Chicago Tribune reports on civil rights lawsuit filed against Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios. The Center’s research on property assessments and tax inequities is cited in the lawsuit. Read More

07.19.2017

Crain's Chicago Business interviews Executive Director Mike Belsky about William Blair's exit from the muni bond business. Read More

06.09.2017

Chicago Magazine mentions the Center for Municipal Finance’s study on property tax appeals in Cook County in its coverage of the Tribune’s series on Cook County property taxes. Read More

06.07.2017

A newly released study by the Center for Municipal Finance on property tax appeals in Cook County is featured in a new report by the Chicago Tribune. Read more

05.30.2017

Amanda Kass explains why Illinois’ non-budget is actually the worst budget ever in Chicago Magazine. Read More

05.26.2017

Chicago Magazine quotes Amanda Kass in its coverage of Illinois budget negotiations. Read More

02.15.2017

Executive Director Mike Belsky writes about how Illinois can stop its fiscal shame in Crain’s Chicago Business. Read More

12.06.2016

The Bond Buyer reports that the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy named former Chicago chief financial officer Lois Scott as the inaugural chair of the advisory board that oversees its expanding Center for Municipal Finance. Read more

11.21.2016

Crain's Chicago Business highlighted that former Chicago CFO Lois Scott has been named the inaugural chair of the Center for Municipal Finance's advisory board Read more

09.20.2016

Amanda Kass, Assistant Director of the Center for Municipal Finance, examines the causes of Illinois' pension crisis via Tax Analysts Read more

08.09.2016

Michael Belsky to start as inaugural executive director of the Center for Municipal Finance August 1 via Chicago Tribune Read more

08.05.2016

What's Up with Former Highland Park Mayor? via Daily North Shore Read more

08.02.2016

Former Highland Park Mayor Supports PACE Legislation in Illinois  Read more

07.26.2016

Former Highland Park Mayor Belsky to Head Center for Municipal Finance at University of Chicago via Highland Park Patch Read more

07.14.2016

Michael Belsky calls the Lincoln-Way HS District's financial practices "troubled" via Chicago Tribune Read more

06.14.2016

Michael Belsky on the risks a local school district assumed by borrowing on the assumption of sustained growth via Chicago Tribune Read more

05.06.2016

Associate Prof. Chris Berry on whether Detroit's bankruptcy plan could serve as a model for other Rust Belt cities via Bloomberg BNA Read more

03.07.2016

Associate Prof. Chris Berry on the proliferation of special districts in the U.S. via Last Week Tonight with John Oliver See the clip

05.19.2016

Michael Belsky on why Chicago must increase taxes via Chicago Sun-Times Read more