New Study Links Reproductive Healthcare Rights with Improved Economic and Health Outcomes for Illinois’ Women and Children

La Grange, IL: Illinois women and children realize vastly superior economic and health outcomes compared to the 20 U.S. states that either have or are expected to implement bans on abortion services, according to new research conducted by the Illinois … Continue reading New Study Links Reproductive Healthcare Rights with Improved Economic and Health Outcomes for Illinois’ Women and Children

Study: Workers’ Rights Amendment Would Promote Higher Job Quality for Workers and Essential Industries in Illinois

Data Shows Unions Producing Better Outcomes for Workers, Worksites, and Public Budgets La Grange, IL: Illinois workers earn higher wages, deliver higher levels of productivity, are more likely to have health insurance, and are substantially less likely to suffer workplace … Continue reading Study: Workers’ Rights Amendment Would Promote Higher Job Quality for Workers and Essential Industries in Illinois

NEW STUDY: Analysis of Rebuild Illinois Transportation Spending in First Two Years

As Rebuild Illinois enters its fourth year, a new Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) study evaluates the state’s progress implementing transportation projects. This report provides a complete analysis of IDOT revenues, expenditures, and project spending for FYs 2020 and 2021, … Continue reading NEW STUDY: Analysis of Rebuild Illinois Transportation Spending in First Two Years

NATIONAL SURVEY: Stress and Lack of Staffing Standards Cause Majority of Nurses to Say They Could Leave Profession

La Grange, IL:  A national survey of more than 2,200 registered nurses (RNs) conducted in the fall of 2021 reveals that the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic and current industry staffing practices have together left a majority of RNs considering … Continue reading NATIONAL SURVEY: Stress and Lack of Staffing Standards Cause Majority of Nurses to Say They Could Leave Profession

STUDY: Planned Expansion of Illinois Broadband Infrastructure Will Create 25,000 Jobs, Boost Economy by Billions, and Pay for Itself in Less Than a Decade

La Grange, IL: Illinois’ plans to expand broadband infrastructure by 2025 will connect nearly 565,000 residents to high-speed internet, create nearly 25,000 jobs, grow the economy by billions of dollars, and generate sufficient tax revenues to pay for itself within … Continue reading STUDY: Planned Expansion of Illinois Broadband Infrastructure Will Create 25,000 Jobs, Boost Economy by Billions, and Pay for Itself in Less Than a Decade

Contractor Surveys: The Construction Labor Shortage is Less Severe for Union Firms

La Grange, IL:  A review of 2018-2021 Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) surveys of more than 5,000 member firms nationwide reveals that nonunion construction firms are facing significantly greater workforce supply problems than their union counterparts, and that these … Continue reading Contractor Surveys: The Construction Labor Shortage is Less Severe for Union Firms