SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (February 18, 2019) — Mental health problems are pervasive in Illinois. More than 2.5 million Illinoisans, including an estimated 850,000 young people under age 25, struggle with some form of mental health condition, from mild to severe. And far too many — the majority of Illinoisans with mental health issues — who need treatment are forced to go without.

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (February 14, 2019)  Strengthened by unprecedented political support, Illinois House legislators are uniting in a new Progressive Caucus to provide a better direction for the state.
Leaders and members of the new Progressive Caucus in the House today used a Statehouse news conference to discuss its platform of principles and legislative agenda for the 2019 session:

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (February 13, 2019) — Strengthened by unprecedented political support, Illinois House legislators are uniting in a new Progressive Caucus to provide a better direction for the state.

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (February 4, 2019) — As the Illinois Legislature begins its new term in 2019, several veterinarians from around Illinois are stepping up to take on a leadership role that will help these policymakers make better informed decisions to help protect and care for our pets and animals.

SPRINGFIELD, IL (January 21, 2019)  The Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois announces today former State Sen Pam Althoff is MCAI’s new Executive Director, replacing Michael Kleinik, who is leaving for a top post in Gov JB Pritzker’s Administration.

CHICAGO –  Secretary of State Jesse White has named Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Tinley Park) as an honorary co-chair of his re-election campaign committee. White is building a strong statewide coalition to continue his great work as Illinois Secretary of State.  

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Think Tank Releases Findings of Statewide Poll on Top Economic Issues

ROCK ISLAND - The Illinois Policy Institute will visit the Quad Cities on their Turnaround Tour, a campaign focused on practical, common-sense solutions to rein in out-of-control spending, expand government transparency, remove government roadblocks to creating a more friendly business climate and reform the bankrupt state pension system. The Institute will also release findings from a statewide poll that discusses spending, taxes and other issues. The tour will include rallies with local leaders and educational forums with candidates for the state legislature to discuss their solutions to the state's fiscal problems.

Details on Candidate's Forum

WHO: Kristina Rasmussen, Executive Vice President of the Illinois Policy Institute, Moderator

INVITED: Richard Morthland, Candidate 71st House District

CANDIDATES: Dennis Ahern, Candidate 71st House District

WHAT: Turnaround Tour Candidate's Forum

WHEN: Wednesday, September 29th, 7:30 - 9 pm

WHERE: Holiday Inn Rock Island Hotel and Conference Center

Venice Room

226 17th Street, Rock Island, IL

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About the Illinois Policy Institute

The Illinois Policy Institute is a nonpartisan research and education organization dedicated to making our state a beacon for liberty and prosperity for all citizens. As a leading voice for economic liberty and government accountability, we engage policy makers, opinion leaders, and citizens on the state and local level by promoting free market principles and liberty-based public policy initiatives for a better Illinois. To learn more about our organization or review our policy briefs, please visit our website at www.illinoispolicy.org.