Coronavirus In Illinois: Another Record High Of 4,554 Cases; Gov. Pritzker 'Deeply Concerned' By Recent SurgeAccording to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the previous record for new cases in a single day in Illinois was 4,015 confirmed on Thursday.
'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.
State Rolls Back Extra COVID-19 Mitigations In Metro East RegionThe Metro East area (Region 4) has seen its average positivity rate drop from as high as 10.5% on Aug. 27 to 5.8% as of Friday.
Ending Cash Bail, More Rehab Part Of Gov. JB Pritzker's Criminal Justice Reform Plan“We spend billions of dollars a year keeping too many people in an overcrowded prison system that has proven itself too expensive, too punitive and wholly ineffective at keeping Illinois families safe," Pritzker said in a statement.
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.
Gov. JB Pritzker To Self-Isolate For 14 Days After Staffer Tests Positive For COVID-19The governor's office said the staffer tested negative for the coronavirus last Wednesday during weekly testing, but began feeling sick, and was tested again Monday, and confirmed as positive for the virus.
High School Students, Parents Plan Lawsuit Against IHSA To Force Return To Fall SportsStudent athlete advocates say Illinois Is only one of a handful of states not allowing the full range of fall sports.
Pritzker Warns Northwest Illinois Nearing Threshold For Additional COVID-19 Restrictions; 1,848 New Cases Statewide, 22 More DeathsRegion 1 -- which includes Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago counties -- has seen its seven-day average positivity rate climb from 5.7% in early September to 7.5% as of Wednesday.
Pritzker Puts Illinois National Guard On 'State Of Readiness' Ahead Of Kentucky Grand Jury Report In Breonna Taylor CaseA Kentucky grand jury investigating the officers involved is scheduled to present its findings to a judge Wednesday.
Companies That Lost Out On Lottery For Marijuana Dispensary Licenses To Get Second Chance At Passing GradeAfter a barrage of complaints that only 21 companies made the cut for the upcoming lottery for 75 new marijuana dispensary licenses, Gov. JB Pritzker has announced companies that missed out will get a second chance at making the grade.
Increased COVID-19 Restrictions In Will And Kankakee Counties To Be Lifted; Illinois Reports 2,120 New Coronavirus CasesBars and restaurants in Will and Kankakee counties will be able to resume serving customers indoors at 5 p.m. on Friday, as Gov. JB Pritzker lifts tougher COVID-19 mitigations that were imposed on that region of Illinois last month, due to rising virus cases.
Gov. JB Pritzker Defends Decision To Keep High School Football On Hold Until Spring
Gov. JB Pritzker Pleased To See Decrease In COVID Cases In Will And Kankakee Counties After Tightening Restrictions“I’m hopeful that Region 7 might become a testament to the community’s ability to turn the ship around in the right direction,” Pritzker said.
Gov. JB Pritzker Open To 'Changes And Fixes' In Marijuana Licensing Process, But Won't Delay Dispensary LotteryLast week, the state announced only 21 of 700 applicants for up to 75 new dispensary licenses would move forward to the upcoming lottery process.