Who Benefited The Most From PPP Loans In Illinois?

Large companies and organizations received millions in loans meant for small businesses from the federal Paycheck Protection Program.

Who Benefited The Most From PPP Loans In Illinois?
In this May 21, 2020, file photo, state Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove, wears a full face shield while on the floor of the Illinois Senate during session at the State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Oberweis is the GOP nominee for a Chicago-area congressional seat and the chairman of Oberweis Dairy. The dairy received a Paycheck Protection Program loan of between $5 million and $10 million, according to data released by the Treasury Department. Oberweis, who also owns an investment firm, has loaned his congressional campaign against Democrat Rep. Lauren Underwood more than $1.1 million since last year. Justin L. Fowler / The State Journal-Register via AP, Pool, File
Who Benefited The Most From PPP Loans In Illinois?
In this May 21, 2020, file photo, state Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove, wears a full face shield while on the floor of the Illinois Senate during session at the State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Oberweis is the GOP nominee for a Chicago-area congressional seat and the chairman of Oberweis Dairy. The dairy received a Paycheck Protection Program loan of between $5 million and $10 million, according to data released by the Treasury Department. Oberweis, who also owns an investment firm, has loaned his congressional campaign against Democrat Rep. Lauren Underwood more than $1.1 million since last year. Justin L. Fowler / The State Journal-Register via AP, Pool, File

Who Benefited The Most From PPP Loans In Illinois?

Large companies and organizations received millions in loans meant for small businesses from the federal Paycheck Protection Program.

PPP loans were supposed to go to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. But new data released Monday about who received the funds is raising a lot of questions.

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