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Forecasting the future of tax policy, revenues and municipal government

This event is part two of our Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on Chicagoland communities series.

COVID-19 has been a traumatic and revealing experience for everyone, but in drastically different ways from one community to another. Tax policy has a lot to do with that. Communities dependent on sales and other consumption taxes have seen catastrophic results very quickly. Communities dependent on property taxes have been buffered… for now. Many places fall somewhere in between. This event will feature experts in municipal finance and governance, examining both near-term and longer-term consequences of the ongoing pandemic, and looking ahead to what shifts are needed locally, regionally and statewide in order to build and sustain more resilient and equitable communities.


  • Michael A. Pagano, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs 
  • Paula Worthington, University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy 
  • Chris Morrill, Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) 

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