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  • U of I Flash Index shows slight uptick in May, but Illinois economy still in doldrums | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    in May rising one tenth of a point to 94 1 The first monthly barometer of the Illinois economy had declined each and every month since August 2008 falling in April to its lowest reading in more than six years The slight increase does not mean the end of the recession since a reading of 100 for the index is the dividing line between growth and decline said economist J Fred Giertz who compiles the Flash Index for the University s Institute of Government and Public Affairs Instead it suggests that the rate of decline in economic activity in Illinois is slowing Even optimistic forecasts do not expect an economic expansion until late this year or early in 2010 Since November 2008 the index had declined by more than a point each month continuing a string of declines that began in July 2007 The April 2009 reading of 94 0 was the lowest since an index of 92 2 in February 1992 The index fell to 94 2 in May 2002 coming out of the 2001 recession before starting an upward trend that took the Flash Index to its all time high of 107 4 in April 2007 In real terms individual income tax receipts in May following April s pattern were down markedly from the same month last year Also similar to last month consumer spending represented by sales tax collections was down but by a much smaller percentage amount Corporate tax receipts were surprisingly strong with a substantial increase in real terms compared to one year ago This reinforces a national result where the Bureau of Economic Analysis found that profits were up during the first quarter of 2009 Giertz said The Flash Index is a weighted average of Illinois growth rates in corporate earnings consumer spending and

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/press/flash-index-may09 (2016-02-17)
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  • Office of Public Leadership announces U of I Leadership Academy | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    government in Illinois have a new opportunity to enhance their leadership skills through the University of Illinois Leadership Academy The Leadership Academy which is a service of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs and its Office of Public Leadership provides a 10 month course that focuses on developing a leadership style the principles of leadership and responsibilities of a leader I have been challenged to look at issues differently taught to use multiple senses in the decision making process and have learned through this leadership program the importance of training the most important resource human capital said Mayor Scott Eisenhauer of Danville The strength in the program is the outstanding speakers and presenters but I dare say you will learn as much from your classmates as you will the staff The Leadership Academy draws upon the knowledge and experience of University of Illinois faculty leadership trainers and others who bring a variety of perspectives to the class discussions The University of Illinois Leadership Academy builds upon years of experience in leadership education in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs and the university said Richard J Winkel Jr director of the Office of Public Leadership It uniquely blends in depth study of leadership principles and responsibilities with concrete real life public policy questions We draw upon a cadre of IGPA faculty and presenters whose expertise in leadership principles and style is unmatched The Academy is accepting registrations for its first class which will meet for six 2 day sessions over the course of 10 months beginning June 26 27 in Urbana Champaign with subsequent sessions in August October December and April 2010 The sessions will rotate among the U of I campuses in Urbana Champaign Chicago and Springfield See a downloadable registration form Each of the two day sessions

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/press/leadership-academy (2016-02-17)
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  • Sandra Day O’Connor to receive Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government on May 18 | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Sandra Day O Connor to receive Paul H Douglas Award for Ethics in Government on May 18 Retired U S Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O Connor will receive the Paul H Douglas Ethics in Government Award from the University of Illinois at a ceremony May 18 in Washington D C Justice O Connor will accept the award which is presented by the University s Institute of Government and Public Affairs at a ceremony scheduled to begin at 4 p m EDT in Room 902 of the Hart Senate Office Building Justice O Connor s lifelong commitment to public service and her strong advocacy for an independent judiciary make her a true embodiment of the spirit of the Douglas Award said Robert F Rich director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs We are honored to present her with the Douglas Medallion While serving on the Supreme Court from 1981 2006 Justice O Connor was known for her pragmatic learned moderation Since her retirement from the Court she has focused her efforts on improving civics education across the country and on raising awareness of the importance of an independent viable judiciary Her work has included the creation of the Sandra Day O Connor Project on the State of the Judiciary in partnership with Georgetown University Law Center The Project conducts regional and national conferences to discuss the state of courts and judgeships It will hold its 2009 conference in Washington on May 20 The Douglas Award was established in 1992 to honor the memory of Paul H Douglas the lawmaker from Illinois who became known as the conscience of the Senate during his three terms in Washington 1949 67 The award is presented annually to a public servant who has made a lasting

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/press/douglas-oconnor (2016-02-17)
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  • News | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    University of Illinois campus in Champaign The November 3rd panel featured Charles Kolstad of the University of California Santa Barbara Nathaniel Keohane of the Environmental Defense Fund and Don Fullerton an IGPA professor and professor of finance at the U of I Watch the presentation IGPA sponsors health care reform discussion in Washington IGPA and the Illinois Alumni Club of Greater Washington DC will sponsor a discussion about health care reform on November 12 at the United States Capitol Visitors Center Research by IGPA s David Merriman featured in Chicago Tribune report Research by IGPA economist David Merriman who also is head of the Department of Economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago was featured by the Chicago Tribune in a report about cigarette taxes IGPA to host discussion of the future of education in Illinois on Oct 7 IGPA has organized a discussion of the future of education in Illinois with a panel of government and academic experts on Oct 7 CPRD awarded grant to help fight underage drinking A proposal developed by IGPA s Center for Prevention Research and Development in partnership with the Illinois Department of Human Services is among four nationwide to receive up to 2 3 million per year for up to five years to help build capacity to fight underage drinking The grants will be awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration IGPA s Don Fullerton to address EU finance ministers meeting in Sweden IGPA s Don Fullerton will outline the economic impact of pollution regulations at a meeting of European Union finance ministers that will be a springboard for upcoming negotiations on a new international treaty to combat global warming Call for Papers IGPA Chicago Fed conference on health care policy The Health Policy and Social Policy programs at

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/igpa-news?page=31 (2016-02-17)
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  • News | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Isserman who passed away on Thursday Nov 4th after suffering a heart attack Andy was a professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and was an expert on planning transportation and rural development issues at IGPA But Andy was best known for always having a smile and was always full of enthusiasm for his work He will be deeply missed Jim Edgar columnist Mark Brown to analyze election results at Nov 9 luncheon Mark Brown the chief political columnist for the Chicago Sun Times will join former Governor Jim Edgar to discuss results of the November election at a luncheon in Springfield on Nov 9 The luncheon will be hosted by the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs in cooperation with the Center for State Policy and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Springfield REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT IGPA experts analyze election impact IGPA experts Rick Winkel Jim Kuklinski left and Fred Giertz discuss the impact of the Nov 2nd election in an interview with the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign News Bureau Brian Gaines assesses voter sentiment ahead of mid term elections Early voting is under way in many states for the Nov 2 election What s at stake for voters and what s driving them IGPA s Brian Gaines studies polling public opinion and voting behavior and closely follows Illinois politics He assesses voter sentiment in an interview with the News Bureau at the Urbana Champaign campus Read the interview Director Bob Rich on panel for downstate gubernatorial debate IGPA Director Robert F Rich was one of the panelists for a debate between Democratic Gov Pat Quinn and his challengers Republican state Sen Bill Brady and Green Party candidate Rich Whitney on Oct 14 at the

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/igpa-news?page=28 (2016-02-17)
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  • News | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    is now available The report captures IGPA s successful year with a recap of major activities of the Institute and its faculty including major awards publications and events Read the report online Fiscal Futures Project begins series of informational features regarding Illinois fiscal condition The Fiscal Futures Project has published the first in a series of informational features to detail findings of the project s research and computer modeling of the Illinois state budget Fiscal Fallout will provide information about findings from the project and commentary on the current and future condition of the state budget Gaines Kuklinski op ed provides glimpse of public s perception of redistricting process IGPA political scientists Brian Gaines and James Kuklinski right have produced an op ed article that provides a glimpse into the public s perception of the legislative and congressional redistricting process that will take place in 2011 using data obtained from the 2010 Census Read the article Illinois Politics A Citizen s Guide featured on C SPAN s Book TV IGPA Senior Fellow Jim Nowlan one of the authors of the new book Illinois Politics A Citizen s Guide was interviewed recently for C SPAN s Book TV program Nowlan and IGPA colleagues Rick Winkel and Sam Gove wrote the book which was published earlier this year Watch the interview IGPA faculty honored at State Politics and Policy Conference IGPA faculty member Nicole Kazee was presented with the first Christopher Z Mooney Dissertation Award at the State Politics and Policy Conference in Springfield on June 4 2010 In Memoriam John W Douglas John W Douglas son of the late U S Senator Paul H Douglas died June 1 2010 at his home in Washington D C John Douglas was instrumental in the establishment of the Paul H Douglas Ethics in Government

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/igpa-news?page=29 (2016-02-17)
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  • News | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    April 26th at IGPA in Urbana Robert M Morgenthau receives Paul H Douglas Award for Ethics in Government The University of Illinois and IGPA has presented the Paul H Douglas Award for Ethics in Government to Robert M Morgenthau former longtime district attorney for Manhattan Go to the ceremony page The Illinois Report 2010 highlights impact of recession on Illinois The Illinois Report 2010 assesses crucial issues facing the state of Illinois IGPA s Hewings says more study needed to halt Illinois job slump Illinois is mired in a deep employment recession that could linger for years unless the state unravels the roots of its nearly decade long job slump warns a new study by IGPA economist Geoffrey J D Hewings Political experts to analyze results of Illinois primary at Feb 4 event Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar and David Yepsen a longtime political journalist will offer their observations of the primary campaigns and the results of the election on Thursday Feb 4 at the Inn at 825 in Springfield Register here Web 2 0 Social Media Presence Among Candidates for Statewide Office in Illinois IGPA Senior Fellow Michael Cheney has a new report regarding his analysis of the use of social media by candidates in the Illinois primary coming up on Feb 2 Cheney finds that as the campaign goes on use of Facebook Twitter and other interactive vehicles is becomng more popular IGPA analyzes social media presence and activity among Illinois candidates IGPA Senior Fellow Michael Cheney has analyzed the use of social media by candidates for statewide office in Illinois His report indicates use of vehicles such as Twitter Facebook and YouTube is widespread in the 2010 campaign but not ubiquitous New Report Examines Cook County Board Voting Patterns Fewer than half of the commissioners on the

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/igpa-news?page=30 (2016-02-17)
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  • Diversity in an Era of Economic Uncertainty Set for May 21 in Chicago | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    and inclusion practices as ongoing necessities to create new business opportunities despite the current economic challenges The conference will feature an interactive open dialogue regarding the impact that economic volatility has on diversity initiatives development of strategies to sustain diversity and inclusion as business imperatives and best practices for advancing diversity and inclusion in corporate government and academic institutions The discussion panels will feature thought leaders from academia and industry who will share in depth insights on diversity and inclusion practices that are crucial to the success of any organization Some of the scheduled panelists include Dr Walter Benn Michaels professor and Chair of the English Department University of Illinois at Chicago LaShana Jackson director of diversity and inclusion Aon Corporation and Andres Tapia chief diversity officer and emerging workforce solutions leader Hewitt Associates Dr Katherine W Phillips associate professor of management and organizations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and co chair of the School s Center on the Science of Diversity will be the luncheon keynoter Chicago United along with its collaborative partners continues its commitment to convening professionals from all sectors to advance diversity and inclusion despite the economic downturn said Gloria Castillo President Chicago United It is critically important that leaders in both the public and private sectors recognize the value that diversity can bring to our entire economy Dr Robert F Rich director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs added that attendees should expect an instructive session Although we are facing unprecedented economic times in our country s history innovation and diversity are essential elements to remain competitive in business Rich said This event has been designed to put you at the forefront of the discussion on diversity the economy and alternative approaches to managing diversity initiatives in today s

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/press/diversity-summit (2016-02-17)
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