State of Illinois

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Update on Illinois Cannabis Social Equity Program

Update (August 12, 2022): Following almost a year of delays, the State of Illinois has resumed issuing social equity licenses, having issued 177 of the 185 licenses it was supposed to issue as of late July. On August 6, 2022, WTTW News…

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State of Illinois FY2023 Recommended Operating and Capital Budgets: Analysis and Recommendations

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Illinois Criminal Justice Agency Budget Requests for FY2023 Reflect Implementation of SAFE-T Act

Governor JB Pritzker’s proposed FY2023 State Budget directs funding to a number of public…

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Governor’s FY2023 Budget Buoyed by Stronger than Expected Economic Recovery

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s fourth budget recommendation proposes taking advantage of a…

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The State of Illinois’ Five-Year Fiscal Report

On November 9, 2021, the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) released the Illinois Economic and Fiscal Policy Report. The report includes a comparison of the FY2022 enacted budget with the current outlook for FY2022 and a…

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Civic Federation to Honor IDHS Secretary Grace Hou with 30th Annual Excellence in Public Service Award

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Illinois Department Of Transportation To Implement Project Prioritization System

Illinois enacted a $48.7 billion multi-year FY2022 capital budget in June 2021. Unlike the State’s annual General Funds budget, which is intended to cover only the cost of operations for the current fiscal year, capital appropriations are…

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Evaluating Ideas for Homeowner Property Tax Relief

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (Lincoln Institute) released last week an evaluation of common property tax relief programs…

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Quantifying what the Elimination of Cash Bond Means in Illinois

In a report released last week, the Civic Federation and…

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Updated Report: Elimination of Cash Bail in Illinois: Financial Impact Analysis

The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC) and the Civic Federation originally released a report on behalf of the Illinois Supreme Court Pretrial Practices Implementation Task Force on September 13, 2021 that measured the…