Reports and Analysis

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.

Reports and Analysis

IEC Five-Year Strategic Plan

IEC is unveiling our new Five-Year Strategic Plan. After a robust internal planning period, with distinct attention to equity, diversity & inclusion, we’re proud to launch our update mission, vision and strategic plan. ​

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Annual Report

2022 Annual Report

Read the 2022 IEC and IECEF Annual Report to learn more about the state of our organizations and the progress we made in 2022.

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Reports and Analysis

2023 Chicago Transition Report Analysis

IEC’s City Programs Director, Iyana Simba, provides an in depth analysis of Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson’s Transition Report, with attention to Environmental Justice goals for the city.

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2023 Legislative Report

IEC’s state policy team has published our 2023 Legislative Report detailing environmental wins and setbacks during this year’s legislative session.

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2023 Chicago City Council Scorecard

Below you will find IEC’s 2023 Environmental Scorecard for the Chicago City Council, calculating each City Council alderperson’s average environmental score. Scores are based on

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2023 Chicago Environmental Mayor Report

From clean energy to transportation to urban conservation, IEC’s Mayoral Report lays out both small & lofty objectives that the mayor ought to tackle to make Chicago a sustainable city.

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IEC Policy Platform

We convened town halls open to the public, all of our 100+ affiliate organizations, our individual members and our staff to deliberate and develop the policy solutions endorsed by our Illinois environmental movement.

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What’s in Chicago’s proposed 2023 Budget?

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. 

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Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

Read the 2021 IEC and IECEF Annual Report to learn more about the state of our organizations and the progress we made in 2021.

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Reports and Analysis

2022 Legislative Report

The Illinois Environmental Council releases a report on the 2022 legislative session, highlighting some wins as well as the fights we’ll continue to work on

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Reports and Analysis

2021 IEC Legislative Report

IEC is pleased to release our 2021 Legislative Report. We are proud to report that we advanced a broad and ambitious agenda, defeated potentially damaging legislation

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Reports and Analysis

2020 LCV National Environmental Scorecard

The Illinois Environmental Council is the state affiliate of the League of Conservation Voters. Each year, LCV releases their National Environmental Scorecard. The Scorecard is the primary

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Reports and Analysis

2019 IEC Legislative Report

IEC is pleased to release our 2019 Legislative Report. We are proud to report that we advanced a broad and ambitious agenda, defeated potentially damaging legislation

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FY20 Budget and the Environment

Governor Pritzker recently introduced his FY20 Budget Proposal in an address to the General Assembly. IEC is pleased that this budget reflects many of our community’s priorities,

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Environmental Mayor Report
Reports and Analysis

Chicago Environmental Mayor Report

IEC is pleased to release our 2019 Chicago Environmental Mayor Report, which includes policy recommendations for improving the City’s environment and livability. The document represents

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Reports and Analysis

Powering Illinois’ Future

Governor Pritzker recently released reports from each of his administration’s 11 transition committees. Included in those reports is that of the Powering Illinois’ Future Committee,

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Reports and Analysis

Governor’s Budget Proposal

Governor Blagojevich presented his FY2006 budget proposal on Wednesday. His proposal recognizes the difficulties at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), and while not

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