Who we are

The Center for Illinois Politics was founded by a bipartisan group of politicians and civic-minded folks who want to put more skin in the game, engaging Illinoisans who have for too long been detached from state and local politics.

We’re proud to call Illinois our home. But with partisan gridlock, a multi-billion dollar backlog of unpaid bills, and some of the same leadership still in place after decades, it’s no secret the state’s a mess.

While there are a number of groups out there dedicated to reform, we aim to be different—using data-driven analysis to drive change, and making the political process transparent, accessible and fair.