September 11, 2023

Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability
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the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability

In 2018, Public Act 100-1148 transferred the functions, powers, duties and responsibilities of the Legislative Research Unit to the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (CGFA). The merger of the two legislative support services agencies became effective on December 10, 2018.

CGFA's Research Unit provides nonpartisan, objective, documented, and timely information for members of the Illinois General Assembly and legislative staff. All research requests are confidential. Our staff offer a wide range of expertise on matters including state and federal law, science and technology, taxation, education, local government, economics and fiscal affairs, and the political and social history of Illinois.

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CGFA Research Unit
802 Stratton Building
Springfield,  Illinois  62706
Phone: (217) 782-6851
Fax: (217) 785-7572


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The Research Unit tracks and maintains information on appointments to boards and commissions, federal aid received by the state, and federal grant opportunities.

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research unit special projects

  • Constitutional Convention Referendum Resources

  • Record of Proceedings, Sixth Illinois Constitutional Convention (.zip)

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CGFA Research Unit  802 Stratton Building  Springfield,  Illinois  62706  Phone: (217) 782-6851  Fax: (217) 785-7572