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Grenades, Bread and Body Bags: How Illinois Has Spent $1.6 Billion In Response To COVID-19 So Far

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Fighting — and adapting to — the coronavirus in Illinois has been costly. So far, state agencies have spent more than $1.6 billion in federal and state COVID-19 funding since late March, buying everything from face masks to Subway sandwiches.

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ProPublica and the Tribune want to dig deeper into Illinois’ COVID-19 spending. Use our search tool to find spending you think we should look into more, and email us at ash.ngu@propublica.org, jodi.cohen@propublica.org and jrichards@chicagotribune.com.