Includes “The massive $1.9 trillion federal ‘stimulus’ packaged signed into law last week included $350 billion for state and local governments. At the onset of the pandemic, many feared already-challenged jurisdictions were going to take a huge revenue hit. A few weeks ago, however, an office of Illinois government released a little-noticed but remarkable report including the most recent data on revenue trends in Illinois government. Illinois' tax revenue was going up, not down, during the pandemic. ..."