Press Releases

Two years post-COVID-19: Illinois is missing twice as many jobs as U.S.

Illinois has only recovered 76% of jobs lost during pandemic

Two years of COVID-19: 112 executive orders from Gov. J.B Pritzker

Illinois Policy Institute experts recommend lawmakers gain the authority to limit emergency powers

Statement from the Illinois Policy Institute’s Austin Berg, author of “The New Chicago Way”

Statement from the Illinois Policy Institute’s Austin Berg, author of “The New Chicago Way”

Valentine’s Day gets pricier for Illinois couples in 2022

Couples’ wallets won’t feel the love this holiday as date night costs soar by 4% to 23% more than last year

Illinois Policy Institute: Federal funds must go to fill unemployment fund

PRESS RELEASE from the ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE CONTACT: Melanie Krakauer (312) 607-4977 Illinois Policy Institute: Federal funds must go to fill unemployment fund CHICAGO (Feb. 2, 2022) — Adam Schuster, senior director of budget and tax research for the Illinois Policy Institute, released the following statements in response to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s State of the State and...

Illinois Forward 2023: Balance the budget permanently, save taxpayers nearly $3.6 billion in first year

Illinois could again see a $6.5 billion bill backlog without key reforms under Gov. J.B. Pritzker

The State of the State: Illinois’ economy $31.4 billion smaller due to population loss

251,900 jobs lost during the COVID-19 pandemic are still missing in Illinois

Chicago speed cameras hurt low-income communities most

Illinois Policy Institute investigation found nearly half of Chicago’s $1 million-plus speed cameras were on the South Side