Press Releases

Mayor Brandon Johnson’s first 100 days in review

100 days into the Johnson administration, there’s no movement on Chicago’s crime, education, or financial problems

Back-to-school report card: CPS failing students, families

As Chicago Public Schools students return to class, the Illinois Policy Institute found declining district proficiency and enrollment

One in 1,000 Chicagoans was a victim of gun violence citywide in 2022

Shootings in Chicago were up 32% from 2019 to 2022, according to an original Illinois Policy Institute analysis

Chicago property tax changes vary wildly by neighborhood

The Illinois Policy Institute found in 30+ Chicago neighborhoods property taxes increased by at least 10%, in 2020-2021

AFSCME ratifies new contract with 19% wage increases

Gov. J.B. Pritzker along with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 announced the ratification of the newest AFSCME contract, retroactive to July 1.

Illinois Policy Institute announces Lincoln Poll to gauge pulse on key voter issues

Illinoisans cite public safety, high taxes as biggest issues facing Illinois, according to new poll

Vallas: Chicago needs new crime strategy amid summer of violence

“City leaders must show residents they’re addressing the root causes of this growing crisis. To curb the violence, Chicago needs to take a deep look at Chicago Public Schools."

Higher price tags on gas, groceries coming July 1

The Illinois Policy Institute warns about Gov. Pritzker’s upcoming tax hikes