State of Illinois

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The State of Illinois’ Five-Year Fiscal Report

On November 14, 2022, the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) released the Illinois Economic and Fiscal Policy Report. The report includes changes to the FY2023 enacted budget revenue forecast and a five-year budgetary…

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Bond Court Watching Reports Highlight Inconsistencies in the Use of Cash Bail in Counties Throughout Illinois

A report recently released by the Civic Federation highlights the…

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What Does the Elimination of Cash Bail Mean for Illinois Jurisdictions?

Last year, the Civic Federation worked in partnership with the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC) and the Illinois Supreme Court’s Pretrial Implementation Task Force to release a…

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State of Illinois Collected $1.9 Billion in Gaming Revenue in FY2022

The Commission on Governmental Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA) has released a new report on gaming in Illinois. The report provides a comprehensive…

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New Report: Illinois Property Taxes Among Highest in Nation

It is conventional wisdom that taxpayers in Illinois pay some of the highest property taxes in the nation. That assertion is borne out in a report…

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Correcting Misinformation about Illinois Pretrial Reforms: What the Pretrial Fairness Act Does and Does Not Do

With the increasingly polarized political environment and the November 2022 mid-term election approaching, the debate about pretrial reforms in Illinois has been at the forefront in the news media and on social media. The pretrial reforms…

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State of Illinois Enacts $46.5 Billion FY2023 Capital Budget

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Criminal Justice System FY2022 Spending in Chicago and Illinois

The criminal justice system in Illinois is comprised of a multitude of different agencies and systems. This blog post will focus on the departments that make up the key criminal justice system agencies within Chicago and the State of…

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The State of Illinois FY2023 Enacted Budget

On April 9, 2022 the Illinois General Assembly passed the three bills that comprise the FY2023 budget and FY2022 supplemental appropriations. On April 19 the Governor signed the bills into law. The FY2023 budget was passed nearly two…

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Comparing FY2023 State Revenue Forecasts

On March 24, 2022, the Civic Federation released its annual analysis and recommendations for the Governor’s proposed…