Top Illinois COVID-19 official paid her assistant $1 million in emergency funds

Posted on AllSides November 4th, 2023
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The government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic pushed an astonishing number of businesses into bankruptcy . But there’s no denying that there have been some winners in the federal government’s $5 trillion federal spending spree . That figure included $745 billion in direct aid to state and local governments.

Just ask Amy Gentry, an executive assistant to Illinois Emergency Management Agency Director Alicia Tate-Nadeau, who billed the agency more than $1 million since 2020 before abruptly resigning last week. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that between February and August of this year alone, Gentry accounted for some $240,000...

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