A new report out Tuesday shows Chicago's Charter schools are in good financial shape. But the Civic Federation, a non-partisan budget watchdog group, finds there are some concerns.The group awarded Chicago's charter schools a B+ 2007 and B in 2008 for meeting key standards of fiscal accountability.
A new report by the National Conference of State Legislators described llinois' fiscal situation as dire.The group surveyed budget conditions in each of the fifty states and Puerto Rico.Laurence Msall is the president of the Civic Federation, he said the report does not exaggerate Illinois' problems
A non-partisan government watchdog group is opposing Chicago's 2011 fiscal year budget. The Civic Federation says it won't support the nearly $6.2 billion dollar budget because it doesn't address the city's structural deficit effectively.Laurence Msall is the group's president.