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Gov. Pritzker pushes back on reopening plan criticism, says he’s ‘going it alone’

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he is ‘going at it alone’ and not counting on the federal government for COVID-19 assistance, as he emphasized that Illinois will not reopen until the state meets his standards. Pritzker appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” program with Jake Tapper Sunday morning. “I have not been counting on the […]

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Illinois surpasses record 20,000 COVID-19 tests in a day; 130 additional deaths reported

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that Illinois has exceeded a record 20,000 COVID-19 tests in the past 24 hours as officials reported an additional 130 deaths. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 2,887 new coronavirus cases and 130 additional deaths as of Friday. The state’s COVID-19 total is now 73,760 positive cases and 3,241 […]

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Illinois surpasses 3,000 COVID-19 deaths as state sees over 1 million unemployment claims

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that Illinois has seen more than five times the number of unemployment claims from the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the first nine weeks of the Great Recession. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 2,641 new coronavirus cases and 138 additional deaths as of Thursday. The state’s COVID-19 total is […]

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Only 46 COVID-19 deaths reported as Pritzker says hospitalizations, deaths are dropping

Gov. J.B. Pritzker reported just 46 COVID-19 deaths in the past day as he also announced the number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital is dropping. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 2,341 new coronavirus cases and 46 additional deaths as of Monday. The state’s COVID-19 total is now 63,840 positive cases and […]

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Gov. Pritzker says Illinois is preparing for the point where economy can reopen

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said during an interview on Sunday that the state is now “getting ready for a point where we can begin to reopen the economy.” CBS host Margaret Breenan interviewed Pritzker on CBS’ Face The Nation program on Sunday regarding the coronavirus in Illinois. Pritzker said that hospitalizations are “barely increasing” now […]