42 New COVID-19 Deaths, Most Reported In One Day In Illinois; 'Don’t Be Terrified, Don’t Be Discouraged'The state now has a total of 6,890 confirmed cases of the virus, and 141 deaths in 56 counties.
Coronavirus In Illinois: $4 Million Relief Fund Offering Grants To Artists And Cultural GroupsIndividual artists can apply for one-time grants of $1,500. Non-profit arts and cultural groups of any size can apply for grants of $3,000 to $60,000, based on their financial need.
Gov. JB Pritzker Extends 'Stay At Home' Order And COVID-19 School Closings Through The End Of AprilPritzker's "stay at home" order has been in effect since the evening of March 21, requiring everyone in Illinois to stay indoors, except for essential trips to get groceries, medical supplies, to see a doctor, or for brief exercise outdoors.
Coronavirus In Illinois: 937 New COVID-19 Cases, 26 More Deaths; State Working To Contain Prison OutbreakIllinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Illinois now has a total of 5,994 cases, including 99 deaths, in 54 counties.
Coronavirus In Illinois: 461 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases; 8 New Deaths, Including Inmate At StatevilleThe latest deaths include an inmate at Stateville Correctional Center. A total of 12 men incarcerated at the prison are now hospitalized, including several inmates now on ventilators.
Coronavirus In Illinois: Grocery Stores To Step Up Social Distancing EffortsGov. JB Pritzker has outlined new measures to help protect grocery shoppers and clerks from the spread of COVID-19.
Coronavirus In Illinois: 488 New COVID-19 Cases, 8 More Deaths“As we expected, and as we have feared, the greatest number of hospitalizations is among individuals older than 65 years of age, and approximately 86% of those with COVID-19 who have died here in Illinois are over the age of 60,” Dr. Ngozi Ezike said.
Gov. JB Pritzker Establishes New Fund To Help Non-Profits Respond To COVID-19 CrisisThe state is teaming up with United Way and the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations to establish the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund to support local non-profits across the state.
'This Virus Doesn't Care That You're Bored': Gov. JB Pritzker Rips Crowds Who Gathered On Lakefront, As Illinois COVID-19 Cases Surge Past 2,500Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Illinois now has 2,538 total cases, and 26 total deaths.
Coronavirus In Chicago: Lakefront, 606 Trail, And Riverwalk Shut Down, Aldermen Confirm; 'It Will Be Enforced By Police'Police and other city crews could be seen blocking off entrances to the lakefront Thursday morning.
Coronavirus In Illinois: Gov. JB Pritzker Extends Income Tax Filing Deadline Until July 15; 330 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 More DeathsThe move comes five days after the IRS also postponed the federal income tax filing deadline until July 15, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
What's Considered An 'Essential Business' During The COVID-19 Outbreak?"The intent of the EO (executive order) is to ensure that the maximum number of people self-isolate in their places of residence. Even essential businesses and operations should promote telecommuting whenever possible."
Illinois National Guard Shoots Down False Rumors Of Armed Enforcement Of Governor's 'Stay At Home' Order; 'We Are Not Doing Any Policing Action'"You’ll see when we show up in camouflage, we tend to draw a crowd, but we’re not bringing weapons, we’re not bringing anything like that, we’re bringing our professional skills to help out,” Illinois National Guard Adjutant Gen. Richard Neely said.
Illinois Coronavirus Cases Rise To 1,285, Including 3 More Deaths, As Gov. JB Pritzker Announces Effort To Increase Production Of Medical SuppliesPritzker said the Illinois Manufacturers Association will coordinate efforts by the new Essential Equipment Task Force to donate or produce essential medical supplies that are FDA approved and sterilized; such as N95 masks, surgical masks, protective gowns, and more.
Northwest Baptist Academy Cancels Classes, Begins E-Learning, After Defying Gov. JB Pritzker's School Closure MandateMonday morning, the pastor of Northwest Bible Baptist Church in unincorporated Elgin canceled classes at Northwest Baptist Academy, and switching to remote learning to comply with the governor’s order.