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The Leadoff - Wednesday 5/25/22

WGLT's the Leadoff is everything you need to know for Wednesday, May 25. After targeted backlash, State Farm quickly moved to drop its support for a nonprofit that provides LGBTQ+-themed books to teachers and libraries — but the Chicago-based GenderCool says it's actually helped them fundraise eve more. Plus, the U-S Census Bureau recently updated its population count for Illinois, reflecting more recent data than the 2020 official census count. The Illinois undercount of nearly two-percent means that instead of losing roughly 18,000 people over 10 years, the state actually gained about 250,000 residents.

Lyndsay Jones is a reporter at WGLT. She joined the station in 2021. You can reach her at lljone3@ilstu.edu.