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Gov. Pritzker extends Illinois stay-at-home order until April 30

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that he is extending the state’s stay-at-home order until April 30 as coronavirus cases increased by over 900 with 26 new deaths. Pritzker also extended the disaster proclamation and school closures. The stay-at-home order was initially set to end on April 7 before Pritzker extended it by 23 days. “Each […]

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3 more Lake County residents die; coronavirus cases reported at 10 long-term care facilities countywide

Health officials said Monday that there are now 325 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lake County and five deaths. The virus has reached at least 10 nursing homes countywide. The Lake County Health Department reported 31 new cases and three new deaths from the novel coronavirus. This brings the total number of Lake County residents testing […]

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U.S. Navy recruit tests positive for coronavirus after arriving Naval Station Great Lakes

A recruit who arrived at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation, officials said. The U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command said in a statement that the recruit tested positive on Saturday and had arrived at the unit the week of March 16-20. The recruit is currently isolated […]

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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 […]