Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says 'It's Way Past Time' To Allow Indoor Dining At Restaurants“I do think that we can open up indoor dining, and do it safely, and I think sooner rather than later," Lightfoot said.
Gov. JB Pritzker Unveils $900 Million In COVID-19 Relief GrantsFunded by a combination of federal coronavirus stimulus dollars and state grants, Pritzker said the funding is aimed at easing the financial burden of the virus outbreak and recent civil unrest.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Mail-In Voting Expansion For General Election In NovemberThe measure was approved by state lawmakers last month, allowing the state to automatically send ballot applications to people who voted or applied for an absentee ballot in recent elections.
Illinois GOP Files Federal Lawsuit Against Gov. JB Pritzker Over Limits On Public GatheringsIn a federal lawsuit filed Monday night, the Illinois GOP and other local Republican groups note the governor’s executive orders allowed religious gatherings of more than 10 people, but did not provide similar allowances for political parties.
Gov. JB Pritzker Cancels Illinois And Du Quoin State FairsPritzker's office said he is issuing executive orders canceling both fairs this year, based on advice from public health experts to protect people from further spread of COVID-19.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs $43 Billion State Budget, Including Plan To Borrow $5 Billion From Federal ReserveThe spending plan essentially maintains budget levels from last year, but does not count on any increased revenue from a proposal to pass a graduated income tax that will appear on Illinois ballots in November.
Gov. JB Pritzker Asking Insurance Companies To Act Fast To Help Businesses Pillaged By Looters; 'Help Can't Wait'“Insurance companies must do everything in their power and are obligated to give their customers the funds they need to rebuild, and get back on their feet as soon as possible. Help can’t wait," Pritzker said.
Gov. JB Pritzker Lifting Stay-At-Home Order As Illinois Enters Phase 3 Of ReopeningIllinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said, as of Friday afternoon, Illinois has had 117,455 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, including 5,270 deaths.
Gov. JB Pritzker Confirms All Of Illinois Can Move To Phase 3 Of Reopening Friday; State Provides Reopening Guidance For ChurchesIllinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said, as of Thursday afternoon, Illinois has had 115,833 confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic, including 5,186 deaths.
Smallest One-Day Increase In COVID-19 Cases In Illinois Since Early April; 1,111 New Cases, 160 More DeathsGov. JB Pritzker said, as of Wednesday afternoon, Illinois has had 113,306 confirmed cases of the virus since the start of the pandemic, including 5,083 deaths.
Gov. JB Pritzker Appeals After Judge Grants Stay-At-Home Exemption To Clay County Resident, Tanning SalonJames Mainer is challenging the governor's authority to extend his stay-at-home order beyond the first 30 days of his original disaster proclamation.
Coronavirus In Illinois: 1,178 New COVID-19 Cases; 39 Additional DeathsIllinois has had 113,195 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, including 4,923 deaths.
Biker Bar Opens For Memorial Day Weekend Bash In Violation Of Gov. JB Pritzker's Stay-At-Home OrderPoopy's Pub opened the gates on Friday, and the bikers came from near and far. Not on the menu: social distancing or masks.
Illinois Lawmakers Pass $40 Billion Budget, Includes Funds For COVID-19Federal funding will play a key role in the new $40 billion Illinois budget passed this weekend by lawmakers.
Coronavirus In Illinois: 2,508 New COVID-19 Cases, 67 Additional DeathsAnother 67 people have died of COVID-19 in Illinois, and 2,508 new cases have been diagnosed, health officials said Sunday.