Press Releases

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.

Cook County property tax bills mailed today, due Dec. 1

Property owners will pay $909M more as median residential tax bill nears $5K

What to watch: Will Illinois lawmakers revive the Invest in Kids scholarship?

63% of Illinoisans support the scholarship program for low-income students

Pritzker for president? ‘No,’ say 60% of Illinois voters polled

According to the Illinois Policy Institute’s Lincoln Poll a majority of Illinoisans find Illinois is on the “wrong track” and would leave the state if they had the opportunity

Chicago crime declines, but becomes more violent over 10 years

A report from the Illinois Policy Institute finds cases of homicide and motor vehicle theft each increased by over 30% in the past decade. Arrest rates hit a 10-year low in 2022.