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UPDATED: Pritzker outlines $41.6 billion budget with flat state spending UPDATED: Pritzker outlines $41.6 billion budget with flat state spending

UPDATED: Pritzker outlines $41.6 billion budget with flat state spending

Gov. JB Pritzker outlined a $41.6 billion budget proposal Wednesday that would hold most state agencies at flat funding levels but which relies heavily on increased federal funds as well as changes to the state’s corporate tax structure that lawmakers have not yet approved.

COVID-19 positivity rate, hospitalizations continue to decline as deaths top 20,000 COVID-19 positivity rate, hospitalizations continue to decline as deaths top 20,000

COVID-19 positivity rate, hospitalizations continue to decline as deaths top 20,000

The state’s COVID-19 case positivity rate is below 3 percent for the first time since July and hospitalizations for the disease continued on a steady decline Monday as confirmed deaths topped 20,000 since the pandemic began.

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