Illinois Economic Policy Institute and the Project for Middle Class Renewal at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

March 22, 2019 - News Local/State

Illinois Lawmakers Set On Legalizing Sports Betting

Illinois Democrats are offering several options on how legal sports gambling could work in the state.


Windy Fultz pays rent for her apartment at Mitchell Court in Rantoul, Illinois. She and the property manager, Stan James, talked about the new rules the village adopted to reduce crime.

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March 18, 2019 - News Local/State

‘Crime-Free Housing’ Rules Spread In Illinois

Many communities in Illinois have rules that say renters can lose their housing if someone in the home is connected to a crime. City leaders who back the policies say the rules make neighborhoods safer. But fair housing advocates question the tactics.


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February 21, 2019 - News Local/State

Illinois Issues: Gov. Pritzker’s Budget Address, Annotated

Gov. J.B. Pritzker delivered his first budget address at a time of acute fiscal distress for the state of Illinois. It also comes after Democrats have taken total control of the executive and legislative branches of state government, including supermajorities in the Illinois House and Senate.


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