Press Releases

Analysis: Houston could overtake Chicago as No. 3 largest U.S. city by 2035

New census data shows population loss plagues 75% of Illinois communities, with Chicago losing the most

1 year under Mayor Brandon Johnson yields a more expensive, more violent Chicago

New polling from the Illinois Policy Institute shows Johnson’s favorability is sitting at just 27%

Illinois Policy Institute: Removal of candidate slating process will limit voter choice

The General Assembly passed Senate Bill 2412 today, which will eliminate one of the processes for getting candidates on the ballot.

Chicago speed cameras rake in $102 million from drivers in 2023

An Illinois Policy Institute investigation found speed cameras in Chicago issued a ticket every 20 seconds last year

Chicagoans on the hook for far-reaching Chicago Teachers Union demands

The Illinois Policy Institute analyzed the union’s demands for housing assistance, abortion coverage, climate justice and more. It’s a lot.

Illinois Policy Institute offers solutions to poverty at congressional hearing

Matt Paprocki testified for work requirements for welfare

Congressional subcommittee on welfare hosts hearing in Chicago

Illinois Policy Institute President Matt Paprocki to testify before members of U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means about ending poverty through the dignity of work.

Election results: Chicagoans reject Johnson’s real estate tax

Preliminary results from the Chicago Board of Elections indicate the “Bring Chicago Home” ballot referendum will fail, 54% to 46%, with over 98% of precincts reporting.