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The state of Illinois is going to be paying a big price over the next few years when it comes to the economic fallout from coronavirus. Governor JB Pritzker says the state budget now looks very different from what he proposed in February.

 

The budget this fiscal year is projected to end with a $2.7 billion hole and the coming fiscal year is projected to be at least $6.2 billion short.

 

Looking at those massive shortfalls, Pritzker says help needs to come from the federal government.

 

 

The state has already instructed agencies to trim spending on non-essential items.

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