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Illinois attorney general says Centers for Testing Control to be shut down for ‘foreseeable future’

The Illinois attorney general announced the Center for COVID Control, which operated testing sites in Lake and McHenry counties, will remain closed as an investigation is underway into the company. On Wednesday, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced he had filed a lawsuit against Illinois-based Center for COVID Control and their associated lab, Doctors Clinical […]

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State deploys healthcare workers to Lake County hospitals to help with influx of patients, staffing shortage

The state has deployed contract healthcare workers to multiple hospitals in Lake County to help with staffing shortages and an influx of COVID-19 patients. Last week, Gov JB Pritzker announced he was deploying more than 2,000 health care workers to hospitals in Illinois to deal with record COVID-19 hospitalizations, which he called “unprecedented.” Additional personnel, […]

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CDC says cloth masks are least effective, N95 masks provide the ‘highest protection’

The CDC updated their guidance Friday and acknowledged for the first time that cloth masks provide the least protection against COVID-19, while N95s provide the most protection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday updated their public guidance on masks, saying the updates “reflect the science on masking, including what we have […]

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Illinois expected to withdraw vaccine, testing mandate on larger public employers after Supreme Court ruling

(The Center Square) – Following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the Biden administration’s vaccine or testing mandate on private businesses, Illinois is expected to withdraw their mandate, which mirrored the federal one. The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate on private sector businesses with more than 100 employees. The […]

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Illinois Secretary of State extends closure of all driving service facilities for additional week due to COVID-19 cases

Earlier this month, the Illinois Secretary of State closed all driving service facilities due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. The agency now says they are delaying the reopening until late this month. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White said that all Secretary of State departments stopped conducting in-person transactions, including driver services facilities, on […]

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U.S. Supreme Court blocks President Biden, OSHA’s vaccine-or-testing mandate for private businesses

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Biden’s OSHA-backed vaccine-or-testing mandate for private businesses. The court issued its ruling, saying that OSHA lacked the authority to impose the mandate. Three of the nine justices issued a dissenting opinion. The conservative justices said that 84 million Americans being ordered to either obtain a COVID–19 vaccine […]