Welcome to the solving for Illinois dashboard. We are aggregating and prioritizing the key factors of Illinois. We call these factors BLOCKS.

Blocks for Illinois, according to SolveCasters. Choose a Block below for more information. Or choose a different perspective above to view Blocks from that point of view.
More Block Classification Updated
Climate Change Priority 2 months ago
Taxes Priority 2 months ago
Racism Priority 2 months ago
Manufacturing Industry Priority 2 months ago
Tourism Industry Priority 2 months ago
Affordable Housing Priority 2 months ago
Chicago Priority 2 months ago
Renewable Energy Priority 2 months ago
Health Insurance Priority 2 months ago
Small Business Priority 2 months ago
Springfield Priority 2 months ago
Hospital Priority 2 months ago
Public Health Priority 2 months ago
Vaccine High Priority 1 month ago
Mental Health Priority 2 months ago
Governor Priority 2 months ago
Poverty Priority 2 months ago
Sustainability Priority 2 months ago
Retail Priority 2 months ago
Pension Priority 3 weeks ago
Communication High Priority 1 month ago
Covid-19 High Priority 1 month ago
The World Priority 2 months ago
Inequality Priority 2 months ago
J.B. Pritzker Priority 3 months ago
Economy High Priority 1 month ago
Regulation Priority 3 months ago
Sport Priority 2 months ago
Travel Priority 2 months ago

With the spotlight focused elsewhere, such as the Mike Madigan saga and the Black Caucus push for criminal justice reform, the Illinois Senate voted Monday to raise retirement benefits for 2,200 Chicago firefighters in a way that would saddle beleaguered city taxpayers with $850 million in added costs by 2055.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2021/1/11/22225434/firefighter-pensions-increase-illinois-senate-bill-passes-chicago-mayor-objects [more]

The latest actuarially reports reviewed by the legislature’s Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability put the overall statewide tab of unfunded pension liabilities around $208 billion. https://www.bondbuyer.com/news/illinois-unfunded-pension-burden-hits-new-peak-of-141-billion

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Illinois officials announced Wednesday they are lowering the age eligibility for the people who can get the COVID-19 vaccine next — after health care workers and long-term care residents and staff.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that the next people in line include those who are 75 years old or older because of their risk of severe illness or death from the disease. Illinois is tweaking that recommendation to allow residents who are 65 years old or older to get vaccinated sooner.

State officials said they are making the change to address racial inequalities. In Illinois, residents who are Black or Hispanic die from COVID-19 “well before” they are 75.

Read more here: https://www.bnd.com/news/coronavirus/article248312065.html #storylink=cpy" target="_blank" rel="nofollow ugc">https://www.bnd.com/news/coronavirus/article248312065.html #storylink=cpy


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S&P found Illinois faces at least a 5% budget gap for the current fiscal year 2021, even if the progressive tax is approved. The rating agency also warned because of rising debt and continued unbalanced budgets, “Illinois could exhibit further characteristics of a non-investment-grade issuer.” In other words, the state of Illinois is at risk of becoming the first “junk”-rated state in U.S. history. All three major ratings agencies currently put Illinois just one notch above junk status with a negative outlook, indicating further downgrades could come soon.

https://www.spglobal.com/ratings/en/research/articles/200601-illinois-fiscal-2021-budget-anticipates-and-needs-additional-federal-aid-11514461 ">https://www.spglobal.com/ratings/en/research/articles/200601-illinois-fiscal-2021-budget-anticipates-and-needs-additional-federal-aid-11514461 [more]

Covid-19 is contributing to significant health and economic costs to Illinois. [more]

Communication from Illinois public officials and to each other is key to solving for Illinois. [more]

With the significant impact of Covid on Illinois, the vaccine is important to getting Illinois back normal. [more]

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