Jobs + Growth

The Policy Shop: How much potential does Illinois have?

The Policy Shop: How much potential does Illinois have?

This episode of The Policy Shop is by Director of Policy Research Joseph Tabor. During the social turmoil of the 1960s, a happy, dancing pop group emerged to emphasize unity and harmony: Up With People. “If more people were for people, All people ev’rywhere, There’d be a lot less people to worry about, And a...

Samantha Danielle

Samantha Danielle

“Alcohol licensing was easy at the federal level. I am an importer and wholesale distributor, but then you have to get it at the state level because prohibition and bootlegging made it a state-by-state decision on how to sell alcohol.”

Angelique Warner

Angelique Warner

“The vision and faith kept me going throughout this journey. I had a very clear vision of the functionality of GoGoVie and I had the faith to see it through.”

The Policy Shop: Pritzker gaslights, Illinoisans step on the gas

The Policy Shop: Pritzker gaslights, Illinoisans step on the gas

This edition of The Policy Shop is by Director of Fiscal and Economic Research Bryce Hill. Illinois leaders question whether Illinois was a loser in 2020, but it certainly is a loser now. Population deniers in Springfield, cheered on by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, claimed from the start Illinois did not lose population in the decade...

46,400 extra Illinoisans found, but 364,443 others moved away

46,400 extra Illinoisans found, but 364,443 others moved away

Illinois’ base population total is larger than previously predicted after the U.S. Census discovered it had missed people in group quarters. But the change shouldn’t lull politicians into thinking taxes and other policies didn’t drive 364,443 people away.

By Bryce Hill