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Gov. Pritzker reports biggest jump in coronavirus cases in Illinois

Governor Pritzker announced the biggest jump in coronavirus cases in a day — 1,105 new cases bringing the state’s total to 4,596 and 65 deaths. Pritzker laid out the state’s efforts to improve COVID-19 testing capacity, speed, and access during his Sunday press conference. The Illinois Department of Public Health said that there were 1,105 […]

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Second coronavirus-related death reported in McHenry County

Health officials announced the death of a second McHenry County resident with coronavirus as the county’s first case in a long-term care facility has been confirmed. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 13 new coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday, including a McHenry County man in his 50s. The McHenry County Coroner’s Office has not released […]

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Illinois coronavirus cases surpass 3,000, including 34 deaths

Governor Pritzker announced increased SNAP benefits and additional support for homeless people as coronavirus cases in Illinois surpassed 3,000 with 34 deaths on Friday. The Illinois Department of Public Health said that there were 488 new cases and eight new virus-related deaths, bringing the state’s total to 3,026 cases and 34 deaths. Approximately 86% of […]

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Lake Bluff firefighters celebrate residents’ birthdays during stay-at-home order

Firefighters are helping celebrate the birthdays of Lake Bluff residents young and old amid the governor’s stay-at-home order. “If it’s your birthday the Lake Bluff Volunteer Firefighters want to brighten your day during the ​“Stay At Home” order by riding by your home with lights and sirens in honor of your ​birthday!” the Lake Bluff […]

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Trump approves IL disaster declaration; coronavirus cases increase by 673 in a day

President Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Illinois as the number of coronavirus cases rise to 2,538 and 26 deaths as of Thursday. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in Illinois and ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by COVID-19, the White House said. Illinois […]

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Significant number of coronavirus cases located in SE Lake County; 135 cases countywide

Data from the Lake County Health Department shows a bulk of the county’s 135 cases are located in the southeastern quadrant of Lake County. On Wednesday, the Lake County Health Department reported 20 new cases of COVID-19 in Lake County since Tuesday afternoon. This brings the total number of Lake County residents testing positive for […]