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Illinois Surpasses 100,000 Clean Energy Workers

A recent survey report commissioned by the Clean Energy Trust finds Illinois has surpassed 100,000 clean energy workers, supporting a growing clean energy market in the state.  More

Index Ranks Clean-Tech Activities Nationwide

The 2015 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index tracks and ranks the clean-tech activities of all 50 states and the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S. More

Southeast, Texas Economies Face Risks From Climate Change

This report finds the Southeastern and Texan economies face severe risks from climate change, including higher temperatures, rising sea levels, and coastal storm surges that will put businesses and lives at risk. More

Alternatives to Arrest for Young People

An issue brief from the National League of Cities provides examples of how law enforcement agencies can divert youth accused of minor offenses from arrest when appropriate. More

New Model to Improve Accuracy of Cook County Housing Assessments

The new residential assessment model was developed to address “regressivity,” which results in higher-priced homes being under-assessed. More