Press Releases

Budget is a travesty for working families: Statement from the Illinois Policy institute

The Illinois Senate passed a $50 billion budget that includes nearly $5,000 a year in raises for lawmakers, $50 million for new offices for themselves but nothing for the low-income students depending on Illinois’ only school choice program.

Illinois’ budget making process is broken: Statement from the Illinois Policy institute

State leaders announced they’ve reached an agreement on the fiscal year 2024 budget, with lawmakers filing accompanying bills. 

New poll: Illinoisans support school choice, Invest in Kids scholarship program

When asked whether they support giving kids and families more educational options, a majority of Illinoisans want school choice, a new Echelon Insights and Illinois Policy Institute poll finds.

New poll: Illinoisans support pension reform 3:1 over tax hikes, service cuts

When asked about solving Illinois’ government pension crisis, most Illinoisans preferred protecting already-earned benefits and reining in costs versus hiking taxes and cutting services.

New poll: 51% of Illinoisans want to leave, with high taxes as No. 1 reason

Of those who said they would leave Illinois if they had the opportunity, 36% cited high taxes as the reason. Elected officials must work to fix the issues causing this negative outlook.

What Chicagoans need to know ahead of mayoral runoff

Illinois Policy Institute experts are available ahead of April 4 election to comment on key issues city faces

Chicago mayoral election: Brandon Johnson wins

CTU-backed Brandon Johnson beats Paul Vallas for Chicago mayor

Crash injuries quadruple in school zones in 2022 despite $84.5M in speed-camera tickets

Illinois Policy Institute investigation finds increased traffic collisions in and around the top areas the city claimed the automated devices would protect