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105 more COVID-19 deaths as Illinois officials remind public to wear face coverings

Illinois reported almost 2,500 new COVID-19 cases and 105 more deaths as officials urged the public to continue social distancing and wear face coverings. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 2,450 new coronavirus cases and 105 additional deaths on Saturday. The state’s total is now 58,505 positive cases and 2,559 deaths. Laboratories have […]

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Illinois sees second highest daily death toll from COVID-19

Illinois reported 141 COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours — the second highest since the pandemic began — as the state’s newest stay-at-home order goes into effect tomorrow. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 2,563 new coronavirus cases and 141 additional deaths on Thursday. The state’s total is now 52,918 positive cases […]

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Illinois surpasses 50,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 2,200 deaths

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that more than 20 million pieces of personal protection equipment has been distributed in the state as officials announced more than 2,200 new COVID-19 cases. Pritzker said that 10.1 million surgical masks, 1.8 million N95 masks, 173,000 gowns, 7.7 million gloves and 440,000 face shields have been sent to hospitals, health […]

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Second Illinois lawmaker files lawsuit against Gov. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order

A state representative from Winnebago County has filed a lawsuit on behalf of all Illinois residents challenging Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order extension. The class-action lawsuit was filed Wednesday morning by State Rep. John M. Cabello in Winnebago County Circuit Court, court records show. Cabello, a Republican from Machesney Park, says that this lawsuit differs […]

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Illinois sees highest number of COVID-19 deaths in single day

Gov. J.B. Pritzker called a state representative’s lawsuit against the state’s stay-at-home order a ‘cheap political stunt’ as Illinois has surpassed 2,000 COVID-19 related deaths. “This was a cheap political stunt. Designed so that the representative could see his name in headlines, and unfortunately he has briefly been successful in that most callous of feats,” […]

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Illinois judge grants restraining order to block state’s stay-at-home order

A judge has ruled against Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s newest stay-at-home order that is set to go into effect on May 1. Clay County, Illinois Circuit Court Judge Michael McHaney granted the restraining order Monday afternoon to temporarily block Pritzker’s third stay-at-home order. A status hearing is set for next week. The current stay-at-home order […]