State of Illinois

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Pretrial Reform Efforts in Illinois and Outcomes from Other States

Recently, Cook County, the State of Illinois and other jurisdictions across the U.S. have begun to implement policy changes to reduce reliance on monetary bail and release more individuals while awaiting trial. These changes come amid a…

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Summary of Provisions in Illinois House Bill 3653: Criminal Justice Omnibus Bill

UPDATE: On February 22, 2021, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed House Bill 3653 Senate Amendment 2 into law as Public Act 101-0652 – dubbed…

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Recap: The 29th Annual Motorola Solutions Foundation Excellence in Public Service Awards Virtual Event

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Medicaid Dilemma: How to Transform Safety Net Hospitals

UPDATE: In the final hours of the lame duck session on January 13, the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation providing for spending up to $150 million annually through fiscal year 2027 to modernize safety net hospitals.…

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Illinois Expects to Spend Its Entire Coronavirus Relief Allocation

UPDATE: The $900 billion relief bill passed by Congress on December 21 did not provide more financial assistance for state and…

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With Revenue Projection Up, Illinois Still Faces Daunting Budget Challenges

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Civic Federation Releases Issue Brief on the Graduated Income Tax Proposal

Earlier in 2020 the Civic Federation released a series of three

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The Graduated Income Tax Proposal: An Issue Brief

Click here to read the full issue brief.Click here…

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Budgeting in the Time of Coronavirus: Uncertainty and Surprises

The State of Illinois’ FY2020 fourth quarter revenue report contained a…

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The FY2021 Capital Budget Enacted by the General Assembly

The General Assembly enacted an approximately $49.2 billion capital budget on May 24, 2020.[1] Spending proposed in the capital budget includes funding from the State, grants from the federal…