Illinois Lawmakers Returning To Springfield To Discuss Budget, COVID-19 ReliefIllinois lawmakers return to Springfield for a three-day session. 
Gas Prices In Illinois And Indiana Jump In The Last Week; Still Lower Than Last Year
9,000+ Layoffs Last Month In Illinois; National Jobs Report Worst In HistoryEconomists predict Friday's April National Jobs Report will be the single worst in history. 
McHenry Outdoor Theater Opens Friday Night With Limited CapacityThe McHenry Outdoor Theater is back opening starting Friday evening. 
Where's The Beef?: Shortage Leaves Hundreds Of Wendy's Restaurants Without BeefThe company that made "Where's the beef?" famous is being asked that very question by thousands of customers as a beef shortage has dozens of Wendy's stores in Illinois and hundreds nationwide out of burgers.
Illinois AG Files Suit Against Hilco After Implosion Dust Covers Little VillageParticulate matter is made up of dust, dirt, soot or smoke mixed with liquid droplets found in the air, causing aggravated asthma, decreased lung function among other respiratory problems.
Modified Stay-At-Home Order In Effect; Lakefront Remains Closed, Masks Required, Small Religious Gatherings AllowedGovernor JB Pritzker's modified stay-at-home order goes into effect Friday and city officials are reminding Chicagoans the lakefront remains closed.
Some Non-Essential Businesses Can Offer Curbside Pickup, DeliveryGovernor JB Pritzker's extended stay-at-home order begins Friday and it comes with modifications. 
Gov. Pritzker Fighting To In Court To Keep His Stay-At-Home Order ExtensionGovernor JB Pritzker plans to fight back in court after a downstate judge ruled against his stay-at-home extension. 
More Than 2,700 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Illinois, The Largest One-Day Number To Date"I encourage people to remain vigilant. We will get through this. We will do that by staying at home, by wearing masks when outside."
After 1,000 Calls, Worker Gets COVID-19 Benefits, Thanks To Contacting Pritzker's OfficeWith bills and rent due, she made yet another effort. She emailed Illinois Governor JB Pritzker.
Another 2,000 COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Illinois, Bringing The State Total To Over 35,000"I too want it to be back to normal as fast as possible. I think we all recognize that normal is going to look a little different going forward, until there's a vaccine until we can literally rid our state, our country, our planet of this scourge, of COVID-19."
Pritzker Fights COVID-19 From Chicago, And Downstate NoticesSince daily briefings began March 9, Pritzker has made trips in mid-March to Springfield and the Murphysboro area. He closed nonessential businesses and on March 20 issued a stay-at-home order. He has not appeared publicly outside Chicago since.
Over 141,000 People File Unemployment Claims In Illinois For Week Of April 6, Amid COVID-19 PandemicThe U.S.Department of Labor estimates 141,049 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of April 6 in Illinois.
IRS Sends First Wave Of Stimulus Checks, Second Wave Expected This WeekThe IRS sent out the first wave of stimulus checks on Saturday and the next wave is expected sometime this week.