Reports & Analysis
IEC regularly produces reports designed to help our affiliates, individual supporters and decision makers better understand the issues facing our environment in Illinois.
IEC’s City Programs Director, Iyana Simba, provides an in depth analysis of Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson’s proposed budget for 2024, including the re-establishment of Chicago’s Department of Environment.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot proposed her $16.7 billion FY2023 budget with a heavy focus on pensions, public safety, and reducing the city’s debt. Additionally, the Mayor announced the Office of Climate and Environmental Equity which will be funded at $640,056 for six positions.
Learn what our 100% clean energy future will look like with the implementation of the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act!
Get the nuts and bolts of who and what environmentalists need to know about the new Biden-Harris administration appointees.
Report includes backgrounds on key environmental issue areas and specific recommendations for how the Governor can protect the environment in their role. Click here
Breaking a long trend of cuts and unspent appropriations, natural resources finally received improved funding in the FY19 Illinois budget and capital budget. One especially
The proposed constitutional amendment could have unintended consequences for conservation in Illinois. You can read the Safe Roads Constitutional Amendment in its entirety here. This
Well into the FY16 fiscal year, the state of Illinois still does not have a budget and the impasse is having a severe negative impact