State of Illinois

September 9, 2022

State of Illinois Enacts $46.5 Billion FY2023 Capital Budget

The General Assembly has approved and Governor Pritzker has signed an approximately $46.5 billion FY2023 capital budget. Unlike the State’s annual General Funds budget, which is intended to cover only the cost of operations for the…

July 22, 2022

Criminal Justice System FY2022 Spending in Chicago and Illinois

The criminal justice system in Illinois is comprised of a multitude of different agencies and systems. This blog post will focus on the departments that make up the key criminal justice system agencies within Chicago and the State of…

May 27, 2022

The State of Illinois FY2023 Enacted Budget

On April 9, 2022 the Illinois General Assembly passed the three bills that comprise the FY2023 budget and FY2022 supplemental appropriations. On April 19 the Governor signed the bills into law. The FY2023 budget was passed nearly two…

April 8, 2022

Comparing FY2023 State Revenue Forecasts

On March 24, 2022, the Civic Federation released its annual analysis and recommendations for the Governor’s proposed…

April 4, 2022

Update on Illinois Cannabis Social Equity Program

Update (August 12, 2022): Following almost a year of delays, the State of Illinois has resumed issuing social equity licenses, having issued 177 of the 185 licenses it was supposed to issue as of late July. On August 6, 2022, WTTW News…

March 23, 2022

State of Illinois FY2023 Recommended Operating and Capital Budgets: Analysis and Recommendations

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March 18, 2022

Illinois Criminal Justice Agency Budget Requests for FY2023 Reflect Implementation of SAFE-T Act

Governor JB Pritzker’s proposed FY2023 State Budget directs funding to a number of public…

February 25, 2022

Governor’s FY2023 Budget Buoyed by Stronger than Expected Economic Recovery

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s fourth budget recommendation proposes taking advantage of a…

December 10, 2021

The State of Illinois’ Five-Year Fiscal Report

On November 9, 2021, the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) released the Illinois Economic and Fiscal Policy Report. The report includes a comparison of the FY2022 enacted budget with the current outlook for FY2022 and a…

November 24, 2021

Civic Federation to Honor IDHS Secretary Grace Hou with 30th Annual Excellence in Public Service Award

On Thursday, December 9, the Civic Federation will honor Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Secretary Grace B. Hou with the 30th Annual Motorola Solutions Foundation Excellence in Public Service Award. The award, presented and…