What COVID-19 Stimulus Plan Could Mean For Chicago

The new federal stimulus bill is expected to include individual direct payments, increased jobless checks and COVID-19 response funding.

What COVID-19 Stimulus Plan Could Mean For Chicago

The new federal stimulus bill is expected to include individual direct payments, increased jobless checks and COVID-19 response funding.

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Congress’s latest $900 million stimulus package includes $600 checks to eligible Americans, $13 billion in food assistance, and protection for renters. What it doesn’t include is the funds struggling state and local governments were hoping for from Capitol Hill. We check in with a few experts on what the aid package includes, where it falls short, and what it means for Chicago and Illinois.