State of Illinois

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May 4, 2020

Estimating the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on the State of Illinois Budget

UPDATE: On May 5, Illinois…

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April 30, 2020

Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Pretrial Practices Final Report Makes Recommendations to Improve Pretrial System Accountability, but Offers Few Specifics on Pretrial Data Collection

A Commission of the Illinois Supreme Court tasked with making recommendations for comprehensive pretrial reform in Illinois released its final report earlier this month.…

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April 15, 2020

How Will CARES Act Funding Be Divided Among Illinois and its Local Governments?

The $2.2 trillion economic relief legislation passed by Congress in late March contains significant new funding for States and large local governments. Exactly how…

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April 13, 2020

Income Tax Delay Could Boost Illinois’ Bill Backlog

Like most states that levy income taxes, Illinois has followed the federal government in…

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April 9, 2020

How COVID-19 is Impacting Chicago’s Criminal Justice System and How Public Safety Agencies are Responding

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on all sectors, including the criminal justice system. How are the public safety agencies in Chicago, Cook County and Illinois responding to the public health emergency? Cook County…

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April 8, 2020

Civic Federation Research on the Fiscal Impact of COVID-19

The Civic Federation is examining the fiscal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the State of Illinois and its local governments. The following are blog posts and other items covering various topics related to the pandemic.…

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April 3, 2020

What Limitations do States Face in Addressing a Coronavirus Pandemic Recession?

States are currently facing monumental fiscal challenges posed by the economic and revenue impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. However, their ability to use fiscal policies to address these challenges is quite limited due to structural…

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March 27, 2020

Individual Income Tax Structures in Selected States

This blog post presents information about the different types of individual income taxes imposed by state governments in the United States. In 2020 forty-one states levied individual income taxes. States currently use flat rate or…

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March 24, 2020

New Report Shows Potential Virus Impact on Illinois Tax Revenues

The coronavirus could have a devastating impact on the State of Illinois’ tax revenues, according to the first official State report that attempts to quantify the fiscal fallout from the crisis. The…

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March 20, 2020

Trends in Illinois Department of Corrections Spending and Prison Population

Throughout the United States there is a…