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  • 2007 Chicago Area Study Faculty and Student Investigators | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Fiscal Futures Flash Index About Archive Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox Illinois Economic Review Opinion Monitor Trends in Racial Attitudes Library Policy Forum Search Programs Events Douglas Ethics Award Edgar Fellows Program NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory 2007 Chicago Area Study Faculty and Student Investigators Faculty Investigator John Hagedorn Teaching Assistant Asma Ali Student participants Luz Acosta Danielle Barnes Lisa Berube Courtney Carter Georgiann Davis Michelle Dodson Maya Evans Pei Pei Lei Marco Roc Tracy Siska Danielle Smith Teresa Sullivan Chicago Area Study Welcome to the Chicago Area Study Mission History People CAS Projects Program Structure For Faculty CAS Research Grants For Students CAS Methods Training Publications News Events Partners Contact Us The Latest from CAS Preschool Policy Forum 1 How do child care centers and preschools weather funding disruptions 2010 Study Policy Brief Immigration Ambivalence in Suburbia CAS 2012 Research Brief 4 Financial Distress CAS 2012 Research Brief 5 Curricula Search the web Search igpa uillinois edu Search igpa uillinois edu library IGPA Site IGPA Library The Institute of Government and Public

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/cas/2007-chicago-area-study/investigators (2016-02-17)
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  • Critical Issues: Racial Blind Spots; A Barrier to Integrated Communities in Chicago | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Critical Issues Racial Blind Spots A Barrier to Integrated Communities in Chicago Author s Maria Krysan Regardless of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 which banned discrimination on the basis of race ethnicity in the sale and rental of housing now 40 years later patterns of housing segregation in the Chicago metropolitan area have changed little Despite being illegal discrimination in housing persists albeit somewhat less frequently and often in more subtle ways than in the past e g Turner et al 2002 But discrimination is just one of the barriers to housing integration In this report we draw attention to another racial blind spots in community knowledge In particular we explore whether there are substantial racial ethnic differences in the communities that people know about and further whether the racial ethnic composition of a community importantly shapes whether a person knows about a community If community knowledge is patterned in this way these blind spots may be a mechanism through which housing segregation is perpetuated That is knowledge of a community is most surely a precursor to a successful move to a particular community To take one example

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/critical-issues-racial-blind-spots-barrier-integrated-communities-chicago (2016-02-17)
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  • Julian Reif | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    smoking bans Recent Content Let s change how we make state budgets Higher education is a smart investment for Illinois The Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox Webinar Series Toolbox Fundamentals The Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox Webinar Series IGPA is teaming up with U of I Extension Local Government Information and Education Network to host monthly webinars on topics from the Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox Illinois Economic Condition Illinois economy is struggling

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/node/1950/ (2016-02-17)
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  • John Schneider | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    teaming up with U of I Extension Local Government Information and Education Network to host monthly webinars on topics from the Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox Illinois Economic Condition Illinois economy is struggling to recover from the recession A long term structural imbalance will only intensify the state s fiscal woes Why doing nothing is not a feasible option Doing nothing or muddling through comes with great risk and long term

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/node/1967/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Tima Moldogaziev | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Series Toolbox Fundamentals The Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox Webinar Series IGPA is teaming up with U of I Extension Local Government Information and Education Network to host monthly webinars on topics from the Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox Illinois Economic Condition Illinois economy is struggling to recover from the recession A long term structural imbalance will only intensify the state s fiscal woes Why doing nothing is not a feasible option

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/node/1982/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Illinois Economic Review | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Latest Illinois Economic Review provides analysis of Illinois employment picture The latest Illinois Economic Review from the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory REAL indicates a small decrease in the number of jobs in Illinois between July and August However the trends appear to be positive according to the review Read the full report IGPA Categories Illinois Economic Review Content Taxonomy Analysis Read more about Latest Illinois Economic Review provides analysis of Illinois employment picture Illinois Economic Review sees job growth continuing in 2016 The latest edition of the Illinois Economic Review from the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory shows the state s economy continuing its march toward peaks reached before the 2007 2009 recession The report forecasts job growth of between 26 000 and 44 000 in the coming 12 months Read the full report IGPA Categories Illinois Economic Review Content Taxonomy Analysis Read more about Illinois Economic Review sees job growth continuing in 2016 Illinois Economic Review shows more job growth in state The latest Illinois Economic Review from the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory shows that the state s employment picture continues to improve with more than 70 000 jobs added between March 2014 and March 2015 Read the full review IGPA Categories Illinois Economic Review Content Taxonomy News Read more about Illinois Economic Review shows more job growth in state Illinois Economic Review continues to show positive signs through 2015 The latest edition of the Illinois Economic Review from the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory indicates job growth is expected to continue throughout the coming year The latest reports indicate employment numbers in Illinois have rebounded steadily in recent months as recovery from the last decade s recession continues Read the full report IGPA Categories Illinois Economic Review Content Taxonomy News Read more about Illinois Economic Review continues to show positive

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/category/igpa-categories/illinois-economic-review (2016-02-17)
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  • Pensions | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    His calculations show that the proposals made in the General Assembly would significantly reduce the value of benefits even for claimants with a relatively small pension and a high discount rate IGPA Categories Pensions Content Taxonomy Analysis Read more about How will limiting the cost of living adjustments affect the value of state pensions A Time to Act on the State Universities Retirement System IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE PAPER SIX SIMPLE STEPS REFORMING THE STATE UNIVERSITIES RETIREMENT SYSTEM REFERENCED IN AN EMAIL FROM PRESIDENT EASTER ON TUESDAY APRIL 9 2013 CLICK HERE Pension experts propose new reforms for SURS IGPA Categories Pensions Content Taxonomy Analysis Read more about A Time to Act on the State Universities Retirement System New in the Pensions section Analysis of Quinn Proposal IGPA s Fiscal Futures Project has completed an analysis of the proposals for reforming the public pension system in Illinois that have been put forth by Gov Pat Quinn The new analysis is now part of our Pensions page May 20 2012 Content Taxonomy Analysis Library Special Publications IGPA Categories Pensions Read more about New in the Pensions section Analysis of Quinn Proposal IGPA experts on Governor Quinn s pension plan Missing an opportunity for comprehensive reform Updated Illinois leaders are contemplating big changes to the state s public pension policy There is an urgent need for reform In the past the state has neglected to make required annual contributions to Illinois pension fund which has resulted in a lack of money to cover the long term costs of future retirement benefits for public employees This neglect has had serious consequences IGPA Categories Pensions Content Taxonomy Analysis Read more about IGPA experts on Governor Quinn s pension plan Missing an opportunity for comprehensive reform Updated IGPA experts on Governor Quinn s

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/category/igpa-categories/pensions (2016-02-17)
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  • Special Publications | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    noting their endorsements and making their case for the voters to select them on February 2 2010 Library Special Publications Read more about Web 2 0 Social Media Presence Among the Candidates for Statewide Office in Illinois II Social Media Activity Among Candidates for Statewide Office in Illinois The Presidential campaign of Barack Obama made extensive use of social media in organizing the campaign from the preprimary period through the primaries and then through the general election The campaign was credited with setting the standard for how social media can be used for political campaigns As another campaign cycle is starting for 2010 the question to be asked is how active and effective will social media be in campaigns for statewide office in Illinois Read this study Library Special Publications Read more about Social Media Activity Among Candidates for Statewide Office in Illinois Initial Assessment of the Impact on the Illinois Economy of 2009 Federal Stimulus Package and Illinois House Bill 210 Author s Geoffrey J D Hewings IGPA economist Geoffrey Hewings has analyzed the impact on the Illinois economy of the federal stimulus package and of Illinois House Bill 210 which providesfor a 3 billion mini capital construction program for state road projects to be started right away and other needs This analysis has been provided to the Illinois General Assembly Read the analysis pdf Library Special Publications Read more about Initial Assessment of the Impact on the Illinois Economy of 2009 Federal Stimulus Package and Illinois House Bill 210 Challenges and Opportunities on the Road to Reform in Illinois Author s Kent Redfield Christopher Z Mooney Richard J Winkel Jim Edgar Former Gov Jim Edgar a distinguished fellow at IGPA since 1999 adds some personal observations about Illinois government in an Epilogue He challenges the political parties in the state to take responsibility for the qualifications and character of candidates they put forth and he challenges Illinois voters to take responsibility to be educated about candidates and issues Library Special Publications Read more about Challenges and Opportunities on the Road to Reform in Illinois University makes 13 billion impact on state In this time of economic uncertainty a report from the Institute of Government and Public Affairs shows that the University of Illinois with a student body of nearly 70 000 and more than 23 000 faculty and staff on all three campuses pumps more than 13 billion into the state s economy every year The study compiled by three faculty members of the University s IGPA found that for every dollar the state spent on the U of I the system generated more than 17 into the Illinois economy Library Special Publications Read more about University makes 13 billion impact on state Illinois Economic Review January 2009 Author s Geoffrey J D Hewings The January 2009 Illinois Economic Review which is produced by IGPA economist Geoffrey Hewings and the Regional Economic Applications Laboratory shows Illinois lost 36 000 more jobs in December 2008 Illinois lost nearly 101

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/category/library/special-publications?page=1 (2016-02-17)
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