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Most Recent Publications


A Multiple Indicator Analysis of Drug and Alcohol Use in LaPorte County: 2008-2012 
Executive Summary (PDF, 316K) 
Full Report (PDF, 1,566K) 
Stephanie J. Schmitz 
Kathleen Kane-Willis 
September 2013

A Multiple Indicator Analysis of Heroin and Opiate Use in Missouri: 2001-2011 (PDF, 834K) 
Kathleen Kane-Willis 
Stephanie J. Schmitz 
Marcia Bazan 
Vilmarie Fraguada Narloch 
March 2013

Heroin Use: National and Illinois Perspectives (2008-2010) (PDF, 749K) 
Kathleen Kane-Willis 
Stephanie J. Schmitz 
Marcia Bazan 
Vilmarie Fraguada Narloch
August 2012

Alternative Sanctions for Marijuana Misdemeanants: A preliminary investigation into ticketing for cannabis possession offenders in Chicago (PDF) 
Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy at Roosevelt University
June 2012

Census and Population


Working Poor Families in Chicago and the Chicago Metropolitan Area: A Statistical Profile Based on the 1990 and 2000 Censuses
Full report (PDF, 338K)
Executive summary (PDF, 83K) 
Suburban Heroin Use Case Studies Northern Illinois University
Roosevelt University

The Evolving Region: What’s Changing and What’s Not in the Chicago Metropolitan Area (PDF, 101K) 
James Lewis

Poverty and Housing in the Northwest Suburbs (PDF, 68K) 
James Lewis 
June 2003

Edge Cities or Edge Suburbs (PDF, 96K) 
Woody Carter 
Robert Frolick 
Tim Frye
James H. Lewis 
Kathleen Kane-Willis

Race and Residence in the Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980 to 2000
Full report available upon request (PDF, 9,792K)
Executive summary (PDF, 29K) 
James Lewis 
Michael Maly 
Paul Kleppner 
Ruth Anne Tobias
2002

Closing the Gap: Financing Affordable Housing in the Chicago Area
Full report (PDF, 84K)
Executive summary (PDF, 23K) 
Kathleen Kane-Willis
2001

Exploring Edge Cities: Report of a National Survey of Senior Planners (PDF, 116K)  
James Lewis
Kathleen Kane-Willis
2002

Chicago’s Color Gap Forty Years After Brown  
Pierre deVise
1995

Project 20-20 Report  
Mary Ellen Barry 
Phoebe Steele Telser
1995

Population Change and Politics: What Matters, What Doesn’t (PDF, 56K) 
Pierre deVise Memorial Lecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago
James Lewis, Roosevelt University

Crime


Futures Symposium: Crime and Public Safety in Chicago Intergovernmental and Interagency Linkages 
Richard M. Krieg
1994 

Chicago Violent Crime Summary  
Institute for Metropolitan Affairs and Chicago Bar Association
1992

Overview of Criminal Justice Spending in Illinois & Crime Control Strategies Matrix  
Institute for Metropolitan Affairs and Chicago Bar Association
1992

Drug Policy


Understanding Suburban Heroin Use
Full report (PDF, 0.99 MB)
Executive summary  (PDF, 325K)
Suburban Heroin Use Case Studies (Word, 50K)   
Kathleen Kane-Willis 
Stephanie J. Schmitz   
Marcia Bazan  
Vilmarie Fraguada Narloch  
Clayton B. Wallace
October 2011 

Heroin Use in Illinois: A Ten-Year Multiple Indicator Analysis, 1998 to 2008 (PDF, 3 MB)
Heroin Use in Illinois: Executive Summary and Findings (PDF, 541 KB) 
Stephanie Schmitz
Kathleen Kane-Willis
June 2010

Human Services in Illinois: A Point in Time Review of the Current System (PDF, 5.69 MB) 
Pages 234-243  
Kathleen Kane-Willis 
Stephanie J. Schmitz   
June 2010

New Directions for Illinois Drug Policy 

An Update on Incarceration for Drug Offenses In Illinois (PDF, 332 KB)  
Kathleen Kane-Willis
Gregory Greenman
Stephanie Schmitz
June 2009

The Consumption and Consequences of Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco in LaPorte County:
An Epidemiological Profile

Full Report (PDF, 2389KB)
Executive Summary (PDF, 275KB) 
Stephanie Schmitz Bechteler
Kathleen Kane-Willis
Gregory Greenman
Mary Dannevik
Max Goldman
Michael Jagoda
Laura Reichel
May 2009

Through a Different Lens: Shifting the Focus on Illinois Drug Policy 
An examination of states' solutions and applicability to Illinois
(PDF, 4 MB)  
Kathleen Kane-Willis
Jennifer Janichek
Tiffini Cooley 
Alison Grimmer 
Keara Enoch 
Stephanie Schmitz 
May 2007

Timeline: Historical Drug Policy Changes and Number of Illinois Individuals Incarcerated for Drug Offenses from 1984 to 2002  
May 2007

Intersecting Voices: Impacts of Illinois’ Drug Policies (PDF, 536K) 
Kathleen Kane-Willis
Jennifer Janichek
Daniel Clark
August 2006

A Multiple Indicator Analysis of Alcohol and Drug Use in LaPorte County, Indiana: 2000 to 2005 (PDF, 162K) 
Kathleen Kane-Willis
Jennifer Janichek
August 2006

A Multiple Indicator Analysis of Heroin Use in Northwest Indiana (Word, 319K) 
Stephanie Schmitz-Bechteler and Kathleen Kane-Willis
January 2005

A Multiple Indicator Analysis of Heroin Use in the Chicago Metropolitan Area: 1995 to 2002 (PDF, 144K) 
Kathleen Kane-Willis
Stephanie Schmitz-Bechteler 
March 2004

The Drug Use Prevention Strategy Project
Cover (PDF, 56K)
Part 2 (PDF, 386K)
Part 3 (PDF, 255K)
Part 4 (PDF, 377K)
Part 5 (PDF, 275K) 
Brian K. Edwards, Lee Hamilton, Sharon Hermanns, and David Rubin
2000

Substance Abuse in Lake County: A Successful Prevention Model  
Richard M. Krieg
1996

Education

Mayor’s Education Roundtable: Executive Report  
City of Chicago and the Institute for Metropolitan Affairs
1993

Mayor’s Education Roundtable: Transcript of Proceedings 
City of Chicago and the Institute for Metropolitan Affairs
1993 

Government and Policy


Futures Symposium: Crime and Public Safety in Chicago Intergovernmental and Interagency Linkages  
Richard M. Krieg
1994

Mayor’s Education Roundtable: Executive Report  
City of Chicago and the Institute for Metropolitan Affairs
1993

Mayor’s Education Roundtable: Transcript of Proceedings 
City of Chicago and the Institute for Metropolitan Affairs
1993

Cook County Organizational Reform Report  
Richard M. Krieg
1992

Candidate Preferences and Prospects for Instant Runoff Voting: Results of a Pre-Election Poll   (PDF, 159K) 
James Lewis 
March 2004

Putting Federalism to Work for America: Tackling the Problems of Unfunded Mandates  
City of Chicago and the Institute for Metropolitan Affairs
1992

Population Change and Politics: What Matters, What Doesn’t (PDF, 56K) 
Pierre deVise Memorial Lecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago
James Lewis, Roosevelt University

Health


Understanding Asian Americans in Metropolitan Chicago: Health (PDF, 175K) 
James Lewis
2000

Cook County Health Care: A Strategic Review 
Richard M. Krieg
1997

Metropolitan Health Policy Development: Barriers to Implementation 
R. Krieg and J. Cooksey
The Journal of Public Health Policy. Fall, 1996

Barriers to Health Policy Implementation in Metropolitan Chicago  
Richard M. Krieg and Judith A. Cooksey
1995

Health Care Reform in the Emergency Room  
Richard M. Krieg
1994

Emergency Department Overcrowding Project Report  
Richard M. Krieg
1992

Immigration


Metro Chicago Immigration Fact Book (PDF, 2,013K) 
June 2003

A Profile of Immigrants in the Illinois Workplace (PDF, 95K) 
James Lewis and Rob Paral
2001

Immigrant Employment Opportunities in Chicago (PDF, 79K)  
Nik Theodore & Chirag Mehta
2001

Immigrant Neighborhoods as Centers of Commerce (PDF, 51K) 
Ivan Light
2001

Policy Implications of Immigrant Workers and Entrepreneurs (PDF, 70K)

Comparative Perspectives on Ethnic and Immigrant Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Chicago (PDF, 175K)

Immigrants and the Illinois Labor Force: The Potential Impact of Immigration Reform on Illinois Industries (PDF, 189K)  
James Lewis, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Metropolitan Affairs
Rob Paral
Fellow, Institute for Metropolitan Affairs

Illinois Immigration Data Book

Race and Population


Race and Residence in the Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980 to 2000
Full report available upon request (PDF, 9,792K)
Executive summary (PDF, 29K) 
James Lewis, Michael Maly, Paul Kleppner, and Ruth Anne Tobias
2002

Understanding Asian Americans in Metropolitan Chicago: Civic Participation (PDF, 169K)  
James Lewis
2000

Understanding Asian Americans in Metropolitan Chicago: Financial Security (PDF, 165K) 
James Lewis
2000

Understanding Asian Americans in Metropolitan Chicago: Health (PDF, 175K) 
James Lewis
2000

Understanding Asian Americans in Metropolitan Chicago: Neighborhood Life and Social Attitudes (PDF, 171K) 
James Lewis
2000

Chicago’s Color Gap Forty Years After Brown  
Pierre deVise
1995

Regionalism


Township Government: Essential or Expendable? The Case of Illinois and Cook County (PDF, 195 KB) 
David Hamilton 
2008

Township Government in Cook County, Executive Summary (PDF, 27K) 
David Hamilton 
2005

Township Government in Cook County (Full) (PDF, 98K) 
David Hamilton 
2005

Social Service

Lakefront SRO Job Training and Placement Evaluation: Full Report (PDF, 274K) 
James Lewis
April Payton-Bernard
Kathleen Kane-Willis  
2003

Lakefront SRO Job Training and Placement Evaluation: Executive Summary (PDF, 10K) 
James Lewis April Payton-Bernard
Kathleen Kane-Willis 
2003

Informing Social Service Provision: Evidence from the Illinois Families Study (PDF, 210K) 
James Lewis 
November 2003

The Working Poor: Evidence from the Illinois Families Study (PDF, 113K) 
James Lewis
2002

Illinois Families First: The Case for Investing in Illinois Families  (PDF, 49K) 
Rob Paral
2000

Information Technology and Low-Income Inner City Communities  
In the Journal of Urban Technology. Vol. 3. No. 1 Fall 1995.
Richard M. Krieg

Urban Planning


The Chicago Trade Show and Convention Plan: A Blueprint for the Future  
Richard M. Krieg
1996

Warding Off the Convention Centers Blues  
Richard M. Krieg
Planning, American Planning Association, November 1996.

Project 20-20 Report  
Mary Ellen Barry 
Phoebe Steele Telser
1995

Edge Cities or Edge Suburbs (PDF, 96K)  
Woody Carter, Robert Frolick, and Tim Frye
James H. Lewis and Kathleen Kane-Willis

Exploring Edge Cities: Report of a National Survey of Senior Planners (PDF, 116K) 
James Lewis
2002

Urban Technology


Information Technology and Low-Income Inner City Communities  
In the Journal of Urban Technology. Vol. 3. No. 1 Fall 1995.
Richard M. Krieg