From the President

Charles Evans

President and CEO


New Issue of Risk Perspectives Available

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's supervision group follows current and emerging risk trends. Current issue of Risk Perspectives highlights District bank performance and earnings.  Read More

From Classroom to Career: An Overview of Current Workforce Development Trends, Issues and Initiatives

This edition of ProfitWise News and Views explores workforce-focused programs and research around the Federal Reserve System.  Read More

What Is Driving the Decline in Labor Force Participation?

Economic Perspectives article explores declining labor force participation and its implications for unemployment and employment growth.  Read More

Healthy Communities Milwaukee Regional Summit

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's community development and policy studies department will cohost a conference on December 2 that will explore converging visions of community and economic development, public health, and the public safety/criminal justice system test.  Read More

Measuring Fiscal Impetus: The Great Recession in Context

Economic Perspectives article finds that fiscal policy was more expansionary than average during the 2007 recession and has been significantly more contractionary than average during the recovery; it is forecasted to remain depressed well into the future.  Read More

Recent News

Fed's Evans Addresses Rotary Club

President Charles Evans talked about monetary policy and the economy March 4, during the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Rotary Club’s 2015 Economic Breakfast.

Community Banking: Risks and Opportunities in an Improving Economy

Chicago Fed Letter summarizes Tenth Annual Community Bankers Symposium, cosponsored by the Chicago Fed, FDIC and OCC.

Economic Growth Picked Up Slightly in January

The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) was +0.13 in January, up from −0.07 in December.

Midwest Farmland Values Down Slightly

Latest AgLetter reports Seventh District farmland values for 2014 decreased 3 percent from the previous year, marking the first annual decline since 1986.

How Do Property and Casualty Insurers Manage Risk?

Chicago Fed Letter discusses how property and casualty insurers manage risk, focusing in particular on reinsurance.

Around the System