Category Archives: Illinois Policy Institute

Illinois Policy Institute Calls on President Obama to Reject Taxpayer Funding for Presidential Library

CHICAGO (April 17, 2014) – Illinois Policy Institute CEO John Tillman released the following statement today in response to the Illinois legislature advancing a proposal to commit $100 million in taxpayer funds to a presidential library in Chicago honoring President … Continue reading

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Illinois Policy Institute Employee Files Suit Over Media Credentials

Scott Reeder, Illinois Policy Institute’s “journalist in residence” filed a federal lawsuit in Springfield Tuesday against House Speaker Mike Madigan, Senate President John Cullerton and their respective press aids after being denied media credentials. Reeder (photo right) writes via the … Continue reading

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VIDEO: FreePac Speech of John Tillman, Illinois Policy Institute

-By Warner Todd Huston On Friday, October 26, I attended Freepac, Chicago held at the Schaumburg Convention Center. The event, sponsored by Freedomworks, had many fine speakers including Judge Andrew Napolitano, former President of Poland Lech Walesa, John Fund, CL … Continue reading

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Dear Ill. Teachers Unions: You Can’t HANDLE The Truth

-By Warner Todd Huston The teachers unions in Illinois are mad. They are unhappy that their scheme of having their personal, employee contributions to their own pensions paid by the taxpayer has been exposed. Echoing the Tom Cruise flick A … Continue reading

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Ill Policy Institute: Budget Solutions 2013 — Innovation for Illinois

A Solution for Illinois’ Budget Disaster — How to Save 7 Billion Dollars This is the Illinois Policy Institute’s fourth annual alternative vision for Illinois. In this report, we’ve charted a path that significantly reduces the state’s backlog of bills … Continue reading

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Shopping Spree: Illinois Politicians Shop without Price Tags

If your personal finances were a mess and your bank account dry, would you shop without looking at price tags? Probably not. But that’s exactly what Illinois’ 97th General Assembly did in 2011, when it passed 650 new laws – … Continue reading

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Wrong way, Illinois: Unemployment rate increased most in the nation in 2011

From the Illinois Policy Institute… As Gov. Pat Quinn prepares for the State of the State address on Feb. 1, he will find it difficult to defend the state’s economic policies that have resulted in more unemployed Illinoisans in 2011. … Continue reading

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Illinois Policy Institute: One Year Anniversary of Illinois’ Largest Ever Tax Increase

On the anniversary of Illinois’ income tax increase, the Illinois Policy Institute held a press conference with Tom Cross and Christine Radogno and compiled two videos from the event. This second video is a rebuttal of comments from Gov. Quinn’s … Continue reading

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Dana Loesch Replies to the Illinois Policy Institute’s Disinvite

-By Warner Todd Huston Today on her radio show, Dana Loesch told her audience about being disinvited to an event hosted by the Illinois Policy Institute over the weekend. I detailed this story here: Appearance by Andrew Breitbart Employee Canceled … Continue reading

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Appearance by Andrew Breitbart Employee Canceled By Illinois Policy Institute

-By Warner Todd Huston Last Friday, The Illinois Policy Institute disinvited Dana Loesch, the editor of Andrew Breitbart’s Big Journalism site, from a breakfast event that was to be held over the weekend on Saturday. The Illinois Policy Institute was … Continue reading

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