Illinois Policy Institute

Latest articles

9d
The Champaign News-Gazette
Too many governmental entities spoiling property-tax brothto pay for thousands of avaricious taxing bodies? A recent report prepared by
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
to pay for thousands of avaricious taxing bodies? A recent report prepared by Orphe Divoungey, an economist with the Illinois Policy Institute, asks the question whether property-tax pain is subsiding. "Unfortunately, no. Government data... Read more
9d
Peoria Journal Star
Rauner aide sues for first lady's emails on abortion billto override his veto of a major income tax hike and budget. Rickert was one of
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 9 days ago
to override his veto of a major income tax hike and budget. Rickert was one of several employees Rauner brought in from the Illinois Policy Institute, a libertarian-to-conservative think tank to which he donated more than $500,000 before becoming... Read more
9d
Chicago Tribune
Rauner aide sues for first lady's emails on abortion billto override his veto of a major income tax hike and budget. Rickert was one of
Chicago Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
to override his veto of a major income tax hike and budget. Rickert was one of several employees Rauner brought in from the Illinois Policy Institute, a libertarian-to-conservative think tank to which he donated more than $500,000 before becoming... Read more
12d
The Champaign News-Gazette
Few specifics are available on progressive tax amendment$1 million and $25 million. They paid $2.5 billion of the $16.9 billion in inco
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
$1 million and $25 million. They paid $2.5 billion of the $16.9 billion in income tax revenue that year. Meanwhile, the Illinois Policy Institute reports that in 2015, just 18 percent of taxpayers earned $100,000-plus. They paid 84 percent of... Read more
17d
Crain's Chicago Business
Downtown growth leads Chicago to highest job peak in decades2017. In those areas at least, taxes "remain a big part of the problem," says
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 17 days ago
2017. In those areas at least, taxes "remain a big part of the problem," says Orphe Divounguy, chief economist at the Illinois Policy Institute, a Chicago-based libertarian organization. "There has been job growth in Chicago, true. But the... Read more
22d
Chicago Tribune
Worst predictions of 2017he had installed "the best team in America to turn the government around." With
Chicago Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
he had installed "the best team in America to turn the government around." Within six weeks, the entire team from the Illinois Policy Institute had been purged after a series of gaffes. His new chief of staff, Kristina Rasmussen, followed them... Read more
27d
SaukValley.com
25 years ago, parents left their kids alone to vacation in Mexico. Their case changed state law.said Jeffery Schwab, a staff attorney for the Liberty Justice Center, which is
SaukValley.com / Posted 27 days ago
said Jeffery Schwab, a staff attorney for the Liberty Justice Center, which is affiliated with conservative think tank the Illinois Policy Institute. David and Sharon Schoo gave up parental rights in 1993, when their daughters were living with a... Read more
28d
Daily Chronicle
Brain drain: Out-of-state colleges key on recruiting students from Illinoissingle-digit growth, however, and the University of Illinois at Chicago saw a j
Daily Chronicle / Posted 28 days ago
single-digit growth, however, and the University of Illinois at Chicago saw a jump of 11 percent. With a longer view, the Illinois Policy Institute study of U.S. census data showed that over 15 years, 150,000 students left Illinois for... Read more
29d
Chicago Tribune
Illinois drops from the fifth-largest state to No. 6means there are fewer Illinoisans to pay the bills,” said Orphe Divounguy, chie
Chicago Tribune / Posted 29 days ago
means there are fewer Illinoisans to pay the bills,” said Orphe Divounguy, chief economist with the conservative-leaning Illinois Policy Institute. “It’s worrying because if you have a declining population and a declining labor force, you will... Read more
29d
Crain's Chicago Business
Illinois' population dips again—and now trails Pennsylvaniaour economy and forcing thousands to look for stability elsewhere." And from O
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 29 days ago
our economy and forcing thousands to look for stability elsewhere." And from Orphe Divounguy, chief economist at the Illinois Policy Institute, a libertarian group that usually lines up with incumbent GOP Gov. Rauner: "Our state's people... Read more
30d
Chicago Tribune
Rauner on messaging woes: 'Very, very difficult' to explain complex issues to 12.5 million peopleno surprise to people who follow state politics. During his original staff shak
Chicago Tribune / Posted 30 days ago
no surprise to people who follow state politics. During his original staff shake-up this summer, the governor turned to the Illinois Policy Institute, a think tank with a free-market message that aligns with the governor's worldview and has spent... Read more
m
Kane County Chronicle
Speaker in Batavia busts myths of voter fraud at talk for League of Women Votersvoter registration will go into effect next year, although a lawsuit has been f
Kane County Chronicle / Posted 1 months ago
voter registration will go into effect next year, although a lawsuit has been filed against the former by an arm of the Illinois Policy Institute. Automatic voter registration will be done through driver's license offices, public assistance and... Read more

In this news