What Legislators Told about 2019 Economic Future

Prepared for the State of Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability: State of Illinois Forecast Report Summary Illinois’ economy is having its share of ups and downs, but overall, 2018 was better than the year before. The state has moved beyond … Continue reading

20% Increase in Gambling Yields Only 2.1% More for State Aid to Education, Des Plaines Casino Cannibalizes Nearby Illinois and Indiana Competitors

The money lost at casinos in Illinois has increase over 20%, but money going to State Aid to Education is up only 2.1%. One reason is that Illinois has a graduated income tax based on calendar years. Because Des Plaines … Continue reading