State of Illinois

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

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Civic Federation Research on the Fiscal Impact of COVID-19

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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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Individual Income Tax Structures in Selected States

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New Report Shows Potential Virus Impact on Illinois Tax Revenues

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Trends in Illinois Department of Corrections Spending and Prison Population

Throughout the United States there is a…

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Graduated Income Tax Proposal Part II: A Guide to the Illinois Plan

As Illinois voters head to the polls for next week’s Presidential primary, this blog post looks at another major choice that will be on the general election ballot in November: whether to replace the State’s flat-rate income tax with a…

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State of Illinois FY2021 Public Safety Budget Basics

As described in a previous blog post, Governor J.B. Pritzker’s…

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Governor’s FY2021 Budget Relies on Uncertain Graduated Income Tax Revenues

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s second budget proposal avoids many of the pitfalls of his…

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How Will Illinois Spend Cannabis Revenues?

In December the Civic Federation explored how Illinois, its local governments and other states tax recreational cannabis. In this…