Editorial: Illinois' shameless, dishonest ask for a federal bailout

It is not surprising an Illinois politician finally put in writing what economists and financial watchdogs have been warning for years: That elected officials who failed to take seriously decades of fiscal warning bells in Illinois eventually would seek a bailout from the federal government.What is beyond galling is using the coronavirus as an excuse. But that’s what Illinois Senate President Don Harmon, D-Chicago, did last week in a letter circulated among Illinois’ congressional delegation and obtained by the New York Times. Harmon requested more than $41.6 billion in bailout aid as part of …

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HEDGE accordingly