Illinois Economy

Released March 22, 2012

This Report, co-authored by CTBA and the Social Impact Research Center, highlights  the consequences of state budget cuts to human service programs.

Released November 1, 2005

CTBA working in partnership with Northern Illinois University produced the 2005 State of Working Illinois. The Report is one of the most detailed state analyses ever conducted on the Illinois economy

CTBA working in partnership with Northern Illinois University produced the 2007 State of Working Illinois.  The Report is one of the most detailed state analyses ever conducted on the Illinois economy.

Released September 1, 2008

Low Wage Employment in Illinois provides a detailed examination of the state’s low-wage employment, identifying such factors as the occupations, earnings and demographics associated with the low-wage sector.

Released January 1, 2008

CTBA working in partnership with Northern Illinois University produced the 2008 State of Working Illinois. The Report is one of the most detailed state analyses ever conducted on the Illinois economy. The report tracks the effects of national and global economic trends, such as rising inequality,

Released May 22, 2012

This Fact Sheet highlights the reasons why raising the minimum wage is needed in Illinois.

Released June 27, 2012

“Wage sharing” is an innovative way to use unemployment compensation to prevent layoffs. This Fact Sheet makes the case for why Illinois should enact a wage sharing program.

Released October 10, 2006

An overview fiscal systems in general and the of the Illinois' fiscal system.

Released April 4, 2007

Answers to frequently asked questions about Illinois' fiscal system

Released April 17, 2007

Written supplement to oral testimony provided to the House Revenue Committee during its April 2007 subject matter hearing on tax fairness.

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