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Grenades, bread and body bags: How Illinois has spent $1.6 billion in response to COVID-19

OCTOBER 26, 2020 | PROPUBLICA | by Ash Ngu, Jodi Cohen, Jennifer Richards

As of Oct. 1, state agencies reported spending more than $1.6 billion in federal and state funds on COVID-19, with purchases that range from predictable items like face masks to more unexpected expenditures, such as sliced bread and sporks.

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Illinois' and Chicago's budget gimmicks

OCTOBER 21, 2020 | by Sheila Weinberg

This year every city and state in America is struggling with acute fiscal shortfalls. Illinois estimated a budget deficit of $6 billion and Chicago’s budget deficit is expected to be $2 billion. 

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