Illinois Policy Institute: Far from Over?‏

Extra Innings
The Illinois primary season was long and hard-fought…and now, according to some sources, it may go into extra innings. The Chicago Tribune’s Rick Pearson offers his assessment on the potential of a recount vote in the video above.

One Nation, Indivisible…Deep In Debt
Join the Institute on Monday, February 8 at Chicago’s Union League Club! We’re cosponsoring a lunch and discussion with David Walker, former comptroller general of the United States and the nation’s leading financial watchdog. You can learn more about the event here, or read Heather Wilhelm’s latest Examiner column about Walker’s message—and the U.S. debt debacle.

Is a Safe Walk to School Too Much To Ask?
In case you missed it, the Institute’s work for school choice—and our sold-out event featuring Democratic State Senator James Meeks, which will be held tomorrow—was featured in Wednesday’s Chicago Sun-Times.

When Government Grows, Who’s Getting Rich?
Every time the government gets bigger, someone’s getting rich…but it certainly isn’t taxpayers, entrepreneurs, and consumers. Join us on Wednesday, February 24 for an evening with Tim Carney, Washington Examiner columnist and author of “Obamanomics: How Barack Obama Is Bankrupting You and Enriching His Wall Street Friends, Corporate Lobbyists, and Union Bosses.”

Date: Wednesday, February 24

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

Place: 190 South LaSalle Street, 40th Floor, Chicago

Cost: $30 per ticket (includes drinks and appetizers)

For more information or to RSVP, contact Katie Truesdell at 312-346-5700, ext. 207 or

Free Dinner and Workshop from the Institute for Justice
In spite of the importance of small businesses to Chicago, there are myriad laws on the books that make it difficult—sometimes even impossible—for people to start new enterprises. Next Thursday, February 11, the Institute for Justice is hosting a free dinner workshop on economic liberty in Chicago at El Cid 2 in Logan Square. For more information on the event, click here.

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