June 6, 2023
- The new state budget includes more than $350 million to address homelessness in Illinois as part of the multi-year Home Illinois plan.
- Champaign County saw a nearly 57% increase in homelessness this January, according to the most recent Point-in-Time count.
- A US House subcommittee holds a hearing today on whether automakers should be required to keep AM radio in their vehicles.
- Illinois is using the remainder of its Volkswagen settlement money to help install more electric vehicle charging stations across the state.
In today’s deep dive, we hear a conversation about the recently approved state budget with central Illinois lawmaker Tom Bennett.
Reporting contributed by Tim Shelley, Jim Meadows, Mae Antar, Alex Degman, and Eric Stock.