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    • Guidebook and Resources for Starting Community Supported Enterprises 

      Walzer, Norman (Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies, 2019-01)
      By Norman Walzer, Northern Illinois University, in collaboration with Jacob Smith, NIU, and David Ivan, Michigan State University. (2019) In 2014, the North Central Regional Council for Regional Development published a ...
    • Illinois Community Colleges’ Economic Impacts and Student Employment Outcomes 

      Richard, Brian; Blanke, Andy; Castillo, Nicolas; Northern Illinois University Center for Government Studies (Northern Illinois University Center for Government Studies, 2021-09)
      In 2020-21 the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) contracted with Northern Illinois University (NIU) Center for Governmental Studies (CGS) to do an in-depth study of the economic impacts of the Illinois Community ...
    • Illinois Critical Access Hospitals: Collaborating for Effective Rural Health Care 

      Henriksen, Melissa; Walzer, Norman; Blanke, Andy (2013-01)
      As health care budgets tighten and professional resources become more limited, critical access hospitals (CAHs) may need to consider collaboration as an option to maintain local viability, allowing CAHs to continue providing ...
    • Illinois Critical Access Hospitals: Enhancing Quality of Care in Rural Illinois 

      Henriksen, Melissa; Walzer, Norman (Northern Illinois University Center for Government Studies, 2012-04)
      Critical access hospitals (CAHs) are essential to rural health care and play an important role in its delivery as a safety net for rural patients. While CAHs operate in a challenging environment, this report focuses on the ...
    • Illinois Critical Access Hospitals: Exploring the Financial Impacts of the Swing Bed Program 

      Henriksen, Melissa; Richard, Brian; Ballard, Jeanna (Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies, 2019-02)
      The Swing Bed Program is a Medicare program available to Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and rural Prospective Payment System (PPS) hospitals with fewer than 100 beds. The term “swing bed” may be simply thought of as a ...
    • Illinois Critical Access Hospitals: Managing Healthy Communities in Rural Illinois 

      Henriksen, Melissa; Walzer, Norman (Northern Illinois University Center for Government Studies, 2013-10)
      The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN), working with the Center for Governmental Studies (CGS) at Northern Illinois University recently released, “Illinois Critical Access Hospitals: Managing Healthy Communities ...
    • Illinois Municipal Price Index (MPI) 

      Northern Illinois University Center for Government Studies (Northern Illinois University Center for Government Studies, 2018)
      The Illinois Municipal Price Index (MPI) was developed by the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois and is updated annually by Northern Illinois University's Center for Governmental Studies staff with ...
    • Infrastructure Issues and Spending Practices 

      Blanke, Andy; Walzer, Norman (Illinois Municipal Policy Journal, 2019)
      This paper examines patterns of infrastructure investment in Illinois municipalities since the end of the Great Recession. By evaluating the status of infrastructure in 52 municipalities using expenditure information ...
    • Insights into Rising Pension Costs in Illinois Municipalities 

      Blanke, Andy; Walzer, Norman (Illinois Municipal Policy Journal, 2018-12)
      This article examines the funding status of downstate (which includes suburban) Illinois police and fire pension funds in relation to professional recommendations, the numbers of participants, benefits, actuarial assets ...
    • Journal of Local Government Shared Service Best Practices Second Edition 

      Sanguinetti, Evelyn (State of Illinois Office of the Lieutenant Governor, 2018-07-31)
      As a result of the 2015 Task Force on Unfunded Mandates and Government Consolidation, CGS assisted the Lieutenant Governor’s office in conducting a survey of best practices in shared services among Illinois local governments. ...
    • Management’s Perceptions of Annual Financial Reporting 

      Maher, Craig S.; Sohl, Shannon N. (International City/County Management Association, 2013-12)
      The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) was established in 1984 as the second operating arm of the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF), to serve as the authoritative accounting standard setting body for state ...
    • Measuring the Strength of Illinois’ Municipal Reserves: Do Communities have the Flexibility to Wrestle with Unforeseen Events? 

      Sohl, Shannon N.; Blanke, Andy; Walzer, Norman (Illinois Municipal Policy Journal, 2016)
      This study explores the fiscal condition of Illinois communities by evaluating levels of unrestricted net assets for municipalities with 10,000 to 50,000 residents that issue financial reports using generally-accepted ...
    • Modernizing Local Public Service Delivery Systems: LEAP into the future 

      Walzer, Norman; Blanke, Andy (Illinois Municipal Policy Journal, 2019)
      This article examines the role of the Local Efficiency Assessment Plan (LEAP) tool designed to help public officials and the general public evaluate their county’s governmental structures while taking into account likely ...
    • Modernizing Local Service Delivery Systems: Local Efficiency Assessment Program 

      Walzer, Norman; Blanke, Andy (Center for Governmental Studies, 2018-12-13)
      With rural governments in mind, CGS Senior Research Scholar Norman Walzer and Research Associate Andy Blanke have developed Guidebook to Modernizing Local Service Delivery Systems, where they discuss the Local Efficiency ...
    • Municipal Fiscal Responses in the Post-recessional Era 

      Walzer, Norman; Blanke, Andy (Illinois Municipal Policy Journal, 2018)
      This article examines the fiscal challenges Illinois municipalities faced following the 2009 recession and the ways in which they responded. In order to shed light on the strategies and actions employed during this ...
    • A Plan to Revitalize the Illinois Economy and Build the Workforce of the Future 

      Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, 2019-10)
      In 2019, the Center for Government Studies assisted the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity in development of a statewide, five-year economic development plan. The plan emphasizes revitalizing downstate ...
    • Policy Profiles August 2000 

      Northern Illinois University Center for Government Studies (Northern Illinois University Center for Government Studies, 2000-08)
      Illinois Adult Literacy Failing the Workplace. Alternative Solution Needed
    • Policy Profiles March 2000 

      Northern Illinois University Center for Government Studies (Northern Illinois University Center for Government Studies, 2000-03)
      The 2000 Census: It Can Be As Good As A Tax Cut
    • Policy Profiles May 1999 

      Northern Illinois University Center for Government Studies (Northern Illinois University Center for Government Studies, 1999-05)
      Tax Caps: A Look at the Arguments
    • Policy Profiles Vol. 1 No. 1 February 2001 

      Northern Illinois University Center for Government Studies (Northern Illinois University Center for Government Studies, 2001-02)
      Illinois Home Rule: A Thirty Year Assessment