Inequality

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 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 January 23, 2008

This Issue Brief explains how Illinois' tax system is unfair, and how it can be improved.

Released October 29, 2010

This Report is a thorough analysis of the Illinois’s long-term spending patterns, budget problems and tax policy.

Released February 1, 2012

Creating a graduated rate structure for the Illinois individual income tax is one  long-term, structural policy change that would simultaneously stimulate job growth in the state, tax people more fairly and reduce Illinois’ General Fund deficits.This Report explains why a graduated rate structure is needed in Illinois, and how it would impact taxpayers and the state's budget.

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