How much does FRED cost?

December 5, 2018

It depends on whether you can print money.

Charlotte—an exception to a rule

November 27, 2018

Why do major financial-center cities have weak government finances -- with one exception?

Illinois teachers -- help wanted now

November 20, 2018

How many of the best and the brightest are signing up to become new teachers, firefighters or cops?

There's a lot to be grateful for this year

Sheila Weinberg | November 20, 2018

My feel good news of the day updates on Facebook show what I have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Who will watch the watchmen?

Sheila Weinberg | November 15, 2018

When companies invite an outside auditor to review their records, it’s generally considered a reassuring signal to lenders and investors. There’s nothing like a stamp of approval from a trusted third-party group of experts whose reputation rests on their reliability and credibility.

DOD audit report slated to be released today

November 14, 2018

Some questions for reflection, and looking for anwers 

Should ‘future generations’ care about U.S. government financial trends?

November 14, 2018

Future generations, by definition, don’t exist yet. But ...

You think you don't own any stocks? Think again

November 12, 2018

Retirement security for me, but not for thee

Cash is King! Wait a minute …

November 7, 2018

How well do we account for 'money?'

DOD audit acronym primer

November 6, 2018

Bureaucracies love acronyms, but they can undermine communication and undsterstanding.

The Civic Federation supports the City of Chicago’s proposed budget

November 1, 2018

... as it has in 13 of the past 16 years.

What is the biggest problem facing Illinois?

November 1, 2018

Guest post by Ann Lousin, Professor of Law at John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

The financial state of the 3 largest U.S. cities

October 29, 2018

As part of an early release to the annual Financial State of the Cities report, Truth in Accounting is releasing new analyses of the fiscal health of New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago.

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