Gov. JB Pritzker Warns Another Stay-At-Home Order Might Be Needed Soon If New COVID Surge Doesn't Slow DownThe warning came as Illinois reported a new record daily case count, with 12,702 new coronavirus cases, the third day in a row the state has set a new all-time high.
Gov. Pritzker Urges Illinoisans Who Have Not Voted To Get Out And Do So Safely Before Polls CloseIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Election Day Tuesday urged people to get out and vote before 7 p.m., and to do so safely.
As Entire State Heads Toward Tighter COVID Restrictions, Pritzker Urges People To Support Small Businesses; 'It’s How We All Can Keep Each Other Going'On Wednesday, Region 2 in north-central Illinois will become the final region of the state to face extra virus restrictions, due to rising infection rates.
Despite Threat Of Lawsuits, Pritzker Says 'It Makes No Sense' To Loosen Mitigation Efforts For Bars, Restaurants"We have got to get these numbers down. And you know why? So we can reopen the bars and restaurants."
Coronavirus In Illinois: Another Record For New Cases; 10 Of 11 Regions Now Facing Extra COVID RestrictionsThe Illinois Department of Public Health reported 6,943 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Friday, a new high. The previous record was 6,363 new cases reported on Thursday.
Pritzker Announces Indoor Dining Ban For West-Central Illinois; 9 Of 11 Regions Now Face Extra Restricitons: 'We Have A Real Problem On Our Hands'The governor said, starting Monday, Region 3 in west-central Illinois near Springfield will face tougher COVID-19 restrictions, after its average positivity rate surpassed 8% for three days in a row.
Indoor Dining Banned In Chicago, Governor Cites Rising COVID Case Numbers"No matter where you live, what your politics are, where you work or who you love: Illinois: mask up! And we’ll get through this together.”
'COVID Storm On The Rise'; Governor Pritzker, IDPH Dir. Ezike Say Numbers Are Trending In The Wrong Direction"Where we know we've got scofflaws, where we know there are bars and restaurants or others who are putting the public in danger, we have asked our state police to go into those areas. They have the ability, through the regulation that was passed just a couple of months ago, to issue first warning."
Dr. Ngozi Ezike Brought To Tears During Daily COVID-19 BriefingIllinois' top doctor, Ngozi Ezike, publicly broke down in tears during a briefing Friday. She has given the same kind of briefing while stone-faced countless times over the last eight months.
'Fight The Fatigue' Illinois' Health Director Pleads For People To Take COVID-19 Seriously, Adhere To Pandemic Restrictions"Some of those locations, when they remain open, when they don't follow the rules, they are, in fact, helping to communicate this virus to many other people."
'This Virus Isn’t Taking A Holiday'; Illinois Issues Holiday Season Safety Tips As COVID Cases Continue To Tick Upward“To date, Illinois has had relative success in keeping this virus at bay, and we’re still doing better than many of our neighbors, but we can’t let up, and these numbers are indicating a concerning direction,” Pritzker said.
Student Athletes Protest Outside Home Of Dr. Ngozi EzikeStudent athletes made a house call to the state's top doctor Friday night, demanding high school teams be allowed to play fall sports despite the state's COVID-19 regulations.
Illinois Issues COVID Guidance For Halloween Festivities; 2,273 New Coronavirus Cases ReportedWhile haunted houses are not allowed in Illinois this Halloween due to the pandemic, public health officials said trick-or-treating, pumpkin patches, hayrides, and other holiday festivities can go forward with some changes to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Tougher COVID-19 Restrictions Coming Saturday For Northwest Illinois, After Recent Rise In Virus CasesLast week, Gov. Pritzker warned that Region 1 -- which includes Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago counties -- had seen its coronavirus infection rate climb "at a concerning rate" since mid-September.
Latest Illinois COVID-19 Numbers: 1,393 New Cases, 18 Deaths"These are clearly indicators that we are headed in the wrong direction."