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A Briefing: Promise & Programs in Rural Illinois
(Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies, 2018)
Population projections show that rural Illinois will face serious issues in the next decade and beyond, with population declines, shrinking young population cohorts, and increasing proportions of elderly that may retire ...
Modernizing Local Public Service Delivery Systems: LEAP into the future
(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 ...
Fiscal Implications of Population Declines and Demographic Changes in Small Rural Municipalities
(Illinois Municipal Policy Journal, 2020)
Demographic trends suggest continued population declines and increases in the elderly population of small rural communities during the next decade and beyond. These changes could have significant implications for communities ...