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Gov. Pritzker says every adult in Illinois may be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine before May 1

(The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker said every Illinoisan might be eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination by the end of April as the vaccination supply continues to increase. President Joe Biden said Thursday that he would advise states to make a vaccine available to every adult by May 1. Pritzker said Illinois may […]

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Illinois sees lowest-ever number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital

The state of Illinois reported on Sunday its lowest ever number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital since the start of the pandemic as cases continue to decrease. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 1,249 new cases of coronavirus and 22 additional deaths on Sunday. The statewide seven-day positivity rate was at 2.4% […]

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Illinois begins vaccine expansion to residents of all ages with underlying conditions

Gov. Pritzker announced that Illinois residents of all ages with pre-existing conditions are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. However, Lake and McHenry County health departments both said they won’t be expanding due to limited supply of vaccine. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Health said that the expansion of Phase […]

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‘Justice is being advanced once again’ Gov. Pritzker says before signing massive criminal justice reform bill into law

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a controversial and sweeping criminal justice reform bill into law on Monday that will end cash bail starting in 2023. House Bill 3653 — formerly House Bill 163 — passed by a 60-50 vote on January 13. The Senate passed the bill by a 32-23 vote. It will change use-of-force […]

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Gov. Pritzker issues disaster proclamation following winter storm, artic temperatures in Illinois

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has issued a disaster proclamation for all Illinois counties after a winter storm blanketed the state, urging all residents to conserve energy and avoid unnecessary travel. “The extreme arctic temperatures affecting more than ten states add additional stress on utility providers across the nation,” the governor’s office said in a statement Tuesday […]

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Illinois expands vaccine eligibility in current Phase 1B to include everyone with underlying conditions, comorbidities

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has announced that Illinois is expanding the current Phase 1B vaccinations at the end of the month to include all residents with underlying conditions and comorbidities. The expansion, which will go into effect beginning on February 25, is because of a steadily increasing federal vaccine supply, according to a statement from the […]

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Amid calls to veto sweeping police regulations, Gov. Pritzker says he’ll review measure

(The Center Square) – Members of the Illinois law enforcement community and House Republicans are urging the governor to veto a sweeping bill reforming the state’s system of justice. Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he plans a thorough review. The 700-page bill passed the legislature in the final hours of the previous General Assembly. It was […]