Illinois’ State Finances Are Looking Better Than Ever Before

Illinois Governor Economic Plan
In this June 25, 2019, file photo, Gov. J. B. Pritzker signs a bill in Chicago. Pritzker has released a five-year economic plan for Illinois which builds on the state's strongest sectors such as agriculture, health care and transportation. The Democrat's "Plan to Revitalize the Illinois Economy and Build the Workforce of the Future" was released Wednesday Oct. 9, 2019. Pritzker says he wants "to bring prosperity and opportunity to every corner of Illinois." (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky File) / Associated Press
Illinois Governor Economic Plan
In this June 25, 2019, file photo, Gov. J. B. Pritzker signs a bill in Chicago. Pritzker has released a five-year economic plan for Illinois which builds on the state's strongest sectors such as agriculture, health care and transportation. The Democrat's "Plan to Revitalize the Illinois Economy and Build the Workforce of the Future" was released Wednesday Oct. 9, 2019. Pritzker says he wants "to bring prosperity and opportunity to every corner of Illinois." (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky File) / Associated Press

Illinois’ State Finances Are Looking Better Than Ever Before

For years, Illinois state debt has been piling up faster than it is able to pay back. But that might not be the case this year. Reset checks in with WBEZ’s Dave McKinney for more on the state’s finances.

GUEST: Dave McKinney, WBEZ state politics reporter