The years 2010 through 2019 will go down in Illinois history as a decade of public policy failure and economic decline. High fixed costs for pensions and government worker health care have prevented the state from balancing its budget in any year since 2001. Since the Great Recession in 2008, the state’s fiscal imbalance has...View Report
Fewer people want to live in states with progressive income taxes. So after 6 straight years of population loss, why would Illinois want to join them?
Illinois job creation lagged the national median in nearly every sector.
Illinoisans will soon cast a vote on the biggest ballot question in the history of Madigan’s record-breaking speakership.
New data shows Illinois since 2010 lost up to $32 billion in income from people moving out. Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s graduated income tax plan would hike rates on residents most likely to leave the state, on net.
The historic change comes as skyrocketing property tax bills eat into Illinois homeowners’ bottom line.
Illinois suffered its sixth consecutive year of population decline in 2019, driven entirely by residents leaving for other states.
Why is Illinois construction so weak? As it turns out, big government programs can’t paper over weak fundamentals.
Illinois’ lost people problem spreads to more than 1,000 communities in 2018
Illinois’ total employment growth ranks 31st from December 2018 to March 2019. Continued population loss likely to follow poor job growth.
New Census data reveal that for the first time on record, all 10 metro areas based primarily in Illinois experienced population decline.