In this important policy assessment, Joshua Dwyer writes about the sorry state of Chicago's public schools. He asserts that, in 2010, then state Sen.
Illinois is in crisis. According to official government numbers, Illinois has an unfunded pension liability of $96 billion – the worst in the nation.
Illinois’s minimum wage, already high at $8.00 an hour, is set to increase by another 25 cents on July 1, 2010.
State and local governments in Illinois collectively owe more than $200 billion in retirement benefits for government workers, according to a report by the Illinois Policy Institute.
“One taxpayer moved out of Illinois every 10 minutes between 1995 and 2009,” according to this Illinois Policy Institute report, and it appears taxes and tax policies are to blame for many of the l
In this spotlight, the unsigned author(s) note that in 1974, a federal law gave states incentives to create Certificate of Need (CON) programs, which regulate the creation of new hospitals and he
It is obvious to most Americans that healthcare has become progressively more expensive and less accessible with each passing decade. Not surprisingly, politicians today are calli
Policy makers struggling to protect higher education appropriations may be surprised to learn this fact: The total cost of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) in 2012 will exceed the