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All regions of Illinois will move to Phase 3 on Friday, Pritzker says; 104 new COVID-19 deaths reported

Gov. J.B. Pritzker confirmed that all regions of Illinois will move into Phase 3 of his reopening plan on Friday as health officials reported 104 new virus deaths. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said there were 1,527 new coronavirus cases and 104 additional deaths on Thursday. The state’s COVID-19 case total is now […]

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Illinois sees first week-over-week drop in COVID-19 deaths and reports 92% recovery rate statewide

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Illinois has seemed to “come off the peak” of COVID-19 as the state saw the first week-over-week drop in virus deaths. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said there were 1,178 new coronavirus cases and 39 additional deaths on Tuesday. The state’s COVID-19 case total is now at 113,195 positive […]

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Illinois sees lowest number of COVID-19 deaths since April 2

State health officials reported just 28 coronavirus-releated deaths in Illinois on Monday, which is the lowest number since April 2. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said there were 1,713 new coronavirus cases and 28 additional deaths on Monday. The state’s COVID-19 case total is now at 112,017 positive cases and 4,884 deaths. Laboratories […]

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Gov. Pritzker releases Phase 3 reopening guidelines for businesses; 67 new virus deaths reported

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has released guidelines for businesses and workplaces that will be reopening in Phase 3 next week as the number of coronavirus patients in hospitals continues to drop. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said there were 2,508 new coronavirus cases and 67 additional deaths on Sunday. The state’s COVID-19 case total […]

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U.S. Justice Department steps into lawsuit against Pritzker’s stay-at-home order

The U.S. Justice Department has intervened and is supporting an Illinois state representative who filed a lawsuit against Gov. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order. The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a statement of interest in the lawsuit filed by Illinois state representative Darren Bailey challenging certain actions of Pritzker in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “However well-intentioned […]

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Illinois unemployment rate increases to 16.4% as state sees 87 new COVID-19 deaths

Illinois’ unemployment rate has jumped to 16.4% amid the COVID-19 pandemic and health officials announced 87 new virus deaths on Thursday. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said there were 2,268 new coronavirus cases and 87 additional deaths on Thursday. The state’s COVID-19 case total is now at 102,686 positive cases and 4,607 deaths. […]