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Take a look at this report from NPR's Planet Money team. How does it compare with your life? Do you spend more on education or health care? What about entertainment? Explore their visual take on the statistics via the link.

Reporting from Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky used in this report.

A new Illinois law is supposed to clamp down on state government's habit of overspending. But, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn waited until after his budget presentation to sign it.