Workforce/Economic Development

Statewide Roster of Legislation, 2007

Release: August 1, 2007

A comprehensive list of 2007 legislative bills from both sides of the Illinois General Assembly, organized by subject area.

Private Sector Job Trends and The Illinois Structural Deficit

Release: January 17, 2007

An analysis of the state's fiscal system finds that Illinois’ state deficit will increase to more than $6 Billion over the next five years, without adding or expanding any programs. This deficit increase is the result of a tax system that does not generate enough revenue to continue funding the current level of public services into the future, adjusting solely for inflation and population growth. This fiscal mismatch is called a “structural deficit.” In addition to an unsustainable state revenue system, the study also found that increasing the number of high paying jobs in the state will no

State of Working Illinois 2006

Release: December 11, 2006

CTBA working in partnership with Northern Illinois University produced the 2006 State of Working Illinois. The Report is one of the most detailed state analyses ever conducted on the Illinois economy.

Accessing Area Jobs

Release: October 4, 2006

An overview of the Job Access and Reverse Commute program in Illinois and other funding sources for transportation-to-work initiatives. 

Transit Uncovered: How to Improve Public Transport in Your Community 

Release: October 4, 2006

An introduction to public transit in Illinois: what it is, how it’s funded, who the major stakeholders are and how to get involved. Includes a glossary of transit terminology.

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