The Policy Spotlight series grew out of the work of Institute of Government and Public Affairs’ Task Force on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Policy Spotlights lay out the landscape of an issue, identify salient policy problems or challenges and analyzes the pros and cons of various policy options. The goal of spotlights is to offer policymakers viable options that they can use to improve a situation.
(Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2022-04-19)In her book, Flat Earth: The history of an infamous idea, 1 Christine Garwood explains that from medieval times, long predating Christopher Columbus’ famous voyages, educated people knew that the earth was not flat. ...
(Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2020-04-28)COVID-19 has created a crisis with little precedent. Illinoisans have lost family members. People have died in hospitals alone. But the human toll of the pandemic can be measured in more than lives lost. There have been ...
(Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2021-07-29)COVID-19 has amplified gendered disparities in caregiving, work, and housing in the United States. This Policy Spotlight brings together the latest research and data to discuss the intersection of these disparities with ...
(Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2020-07-06)This policy spotlight documents the growing concern for the health of the incarcerated population and explores the implication of unabated COVID-19 outbreaks in Illinois prisons for the health of Illinois communities where ...
How Will Illinois' Push for Mail-In Balloting Affect Voter Confidence in the November 2020 Election (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2020-07-13)The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in most states making numerous changes to electoral procedures, in an effort to assist those voters wishing to avoid crowded polling places, and the health risks they pose. Illinois, like ...