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Building a Stronger Illinois

To Protect Their Missions, Nonprofits Must Actively Engage Legislators

Valerie S. Lies | Posted 02.11.2014 | Chicago
Valerie S. Lies

The state of Illinois took a big step toward resolving its dire financial position last week when the state assembly passed legislation to reform Illinois' public pension system. The bill aims to cut $160 billion in pension liabilities over 30 years.

How Nonprofits and Government Can Work Together To Tackle Illinois Challenges

Valerie S. Lies | Posted 09.22.2013 | Chicago
Valerie S. Lies

Nonprofit organizations are a vital resource in Illinois, providing critical services to people across the state. But Illinois is the worst state in the nation -- by a wide margin -- when it comes to overdue bills to nonprofits.