With the pandemic forcing certain businesses to close, the State of Illinois saw a drop in sales taxes, a key revenue generator. But a new study from the University of Illinois' Institute of Government and Public Affairs shows other spending and federal aid helped make up some of the difference. We'll get a status update on Illinois' budget.
And as COVID-19 has kept more kids learning remotely and away from their peers, there is evidence it's impacting their mental health.
Those stories and more on this episode of Statewide.
* Hannah Meisel talks with University of Illinois Springfield professor Ken Kriz about a new study on Illinois' finances. Kriz found while state revenues have dropped during the pandemic, Illinois is doing better than some expected.
* Amy Mayer explains previous agriculture messaging efforts and what might be coming in the future.
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