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State officials say 6 dead and 753 cases of coronavirus in Illinois

Illinois state officials and Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Saturday 168 new coronavirus cases and a new death, bringing the state’s total to 753 cases and six dead. Pritzker announced the state’s sixth coronavirus-related death at his daily press conference on Saturday — a Cook County man in his 70s. During the press conference, Pritzker asked […]

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Read Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s entire ‘Stay at Home’ executive order

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced Friday that he has signed a statewide stay at home order, aiming to keep new cases of COVID-19 from increasing and ensure the state’s health care system remains fully operational to treat patients. The order takes effect at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21, and will continue through April 7. In […]

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Gov. Pritzker issues “stay at home order” for Illinois; cases rise to 585

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has issued a ‘stay at home’ order starting 5 p.m. Saturday through April 7 as coronavirus-related deaths rise to five along with 585 confirmed cases in the state. Pritzker announced the order at his Friday press conference alongside Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. “To avoid the loss of potentially tens of thousands […]

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Gov. Pritzker expected to order shelter-in-place for Illinois, reports say

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to announce a ‘shelter-in-place’ order Friday afternoon that will take effect Saturday to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, reports say. The Chicago Tribune, citing sources, reported that Pritzker will announce the order at his 3 p.m. Friday press conference alongside Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Residents will still […]

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Governor Pritzker activates Illinois National Guard to assist with coronavirus response

Governor J.B. Pritzker has activated the Illinois National Guard to assist with the COVID-19 outbreak, which has left 1 dead and at least 160 infected in Illinois. Approximately 60 Illinois National Guard service members will be assisting. The members include 43 Airmen from the Peoria-based 182nd Airlift Wing’s Medical Group and 17 planners and liaison […]

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Illinois Attorney General vows to take action on price gouging related to coronavirus

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is warning businesses and stores to maintain fair prices amid the coronavirus outbreak after dozens of price gouging reports. Raoul’s office will take action to stop unfair pricing on items that are “crucial to stopping the spread of the coronavirus outbreak,” according to a statement released on Tuesday. The office […]