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January 21, 2009

Chapter 8 of The Illinois Report 2009

This report examines the impact of one significant health care issue - obesity - on public policy in Illinois.

January 21, 2009

Chapter 12 of The Illinois Report 2009

This report examines three aspects of the 2008 general election that appear to have policy implications for Illinois and the nation.

January 10, 2008

Chapter 1 of The Illinois Report 2008. 

This report summarizes Illinois' financial condition at the end of 2007 and the factors that contributed to that condition.

November 3, 2007

As of winter 2007, Illinois and Indiana have in common more than just a border and fresh memories of having sent a team to the Super Bowl. Both states recently took the first steps to privatize their state lotteries, something no American state has ever done. For Illinois, the prospects of a sale or lease will depend in no small part on elite-level negotiations. However, it will not be solely an inside-Springfield story. The governor has said he will make his case directly to Illinois citizens.

February 13, 2007

The Illinois Report 2007 is a nonpartisan, evidence-based assessment of the crucial policy issues facing the state of Illinois as 2007 begins. In compiling these materials, we have become keenly aware that solutions to these issues rest on the shoulders of those who must have the best interests of the state at heart.