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The Illinois Report 2009
The Illinois Report 2009 examines the performance of the State of Illinois on a set of crucial issues. This examination relies on evidence of the state’s performance and comparison of that performance to what is happening in neighboring or peer states. We believe the information contained in The Illinois Report 2009 is important to ongoing public policy discussions in Illinois.
The publication of this report annually emphasizes IGPA's belief that
solutions to the problems facing Illinois can be found with cooperation and collaboration among all relevant stakeholders. IGPA encourages these collaborative deliberations and is eager to help them succeed.
On the following pages, you will find summaries of IGPA's examination of eleven critical concerns facing the state, which comprise the chapters in this publication. You also will see video presentations from an author of each chapter summarizing their findings, and a link to a PDF version of the chapter for you to review. Use the navigation to the right to go directly to an individual chapter.
Opinions expressed by the authors are their own and not necessarily those of the Institute or the University.
Please feel free to download PDF copies of each chapter. For information on obtaining printed copies of The Illinois Report, or for reprints of specific chapters, contact:
Director of Communications (email)
Institute of Government and Public Affairs
University of Illinois
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Urbana, IL 61801
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The National Economic Crisis and the Illinois Economy
Illinois' Fiscal Future and the State's Economy
The Illinois Economy: Taxing Business
Racial Residential Segregation and Exclusion in Illinois
Promising Strategies for Improving K-12 Education in Illinois
Exploring a New Paradigm fro Higher Education
Child Care Quality in Illinois
Obesity: Causes, Consequences and Public Policy Solutions
Emergency Preparedness in Illinois
The Evolution and Application of Digital Divide Research
Some Implications of the 2008 Presidential Election