Press Releases

Voting opens for hike to Chicago’s real estate transfer tax

lIlinois Policy Institute experts are available to comment on the so-called “mansion tax” on the March 19 ballot in Chicago

Lincoln Poll: 57% of Chicagoans disapprove of Mayor Johnson’s performance

At least 2 in 3 Chicago voters disapprove of Johnson’s handling of homelessness and housing, crime and migrants

Illinois Policy Institute’s Center for Poverty Solutions identifies 7 bipartisan strategies for reducing poverty

Fighting poverty isn’t a partisan issue and there is significant consensus about what can work to help 450,000 Chicagoans living in poverty, new research finds.

Illinois records 10th straight year of population decline

The state suffered the 3rd-worst population loss in the nation, an estimated 32,826 residents this year

Dr. Eddie Kornegay joins the Center for Poverty Solutions as executive director

Kornegay will lead the center’s outreach and partnership programs aimed at reducing Chicago poverty levels

Lincoln Poll: Chicago Mayor Johnson favorability very low 6 months into term

Chicagoans cite public safety, high taxes and homelessness as biggest issues facing the city

Lawmakers fail to take action on Invest in Kids scholarship program

Over 9,600 low-income students across Illinois need lawmakers to fight for them in January

Statement from Paul Vallas: Chicago puts commercial real estate transfer tax hike on ballot

The Chicago City Council passed a resolution 32-17 yesterday that places an increase to the city’s real-estate transfer tax on the primary ballot in March.