FACTSHEET: Illinois Policy Institute,
The Illinois Policy Institute is a free market oriented think tank dedicated to state public policy issues in Illinois. The Institute is the only free market think tank located in the State Capital of Springfield.
From the IPC website "The Illinois Policy Institute is a free market oriented think tank dedicated to state public policy issues in Illinois. The Institute is the only free market think tank located in the State Capital of Springfield. The Illinois Policy Institute’s mission is to preserve and strengthen the societal foundations of the Land of Lincoln. Through the promotion of the benefits of limited government, competitive private enterprise as well as Illinois’ critical cultural and political institutions via rigorous inquiry, debate, and writing the Institute strives to unleash the full potential of the citizens of Illinois to lead good and productive lives. The Institute provides state policymakers, the press, and the general public with real time policy analyses, in-depth original research, and forums for public discussions of contemporary policy dilemmas facing the state government. The Institute does not lobby policymakers, support candidates or parties, nor engage grass roots lobbying. Instead, the Institute works to create a more educated policy environment where the benefits of competitive free enterprise and individual autonomy from a limited, yet strong, state government can be addressed. The Institute is comprised of a small core staff and a Board of Advisors who shape and guide the Institute’s efforts. The Board of Advisors includes leading state activists, policymakers, and individuals who support competitive free enterprise and limited government. In addition to its own research and education efforts, the Institute acts as a center for these individuals to come together and work toward shared goals. Illinois is geographically large and demographically dispersed. By opening its doors and providing resources to support others who cannot locate themselves at the heart of the Illinois state government, the Institute augments these leader’s efforts. This unique structure of a small core staff and a Board of Advisors gives the Institute a lean but flexible structure; allowing the Institute to address a range of critical policy issues in an efficient and cost effective manner. Founded in June, 2002, the Illinois Policy Institute is non-profit, non-partisan think tank. The Institute is organized as a tax exempt charitable corporation under 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code engaged in public policy education and research in Illinois. The Institute is an independent think tank that receives no funds from government organizations. Instead, the Institute derives its funding from individuals, charitable foundations, and corporations supportive of the Illinois Policy Institute’s mission."
Illinois Policy Institute website