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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 […]

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Illinois coronavirus cases rise to 1,865, 19 deaths; state income tax deadline extended

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday over $90 million in small business aid and a state income tax filing extension as coronavirus cases reach 1,865 and 19 deaths. Three new coronavirus-related deaths were announced Wednesday which include a Kane County man in his 90s, a Cook County man in his 60s, and a Will County […]

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2 staff members, veteran test positive for coronavirus at Lovell Federal Health Care Center

Two staff members and a veteran have tested positive for coronavirus at Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, officials said. One of the staff members is an active duty member of the Navy who tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday and works at a Lovell clinic at the Navy’s Recruit Training Command. The […]

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70-year-old Crystal Lake man dies after testing positive for coronavirus

The McHenry County Health Department said that a 70-year-old Crystal Lake man who tested positive for coronavirus has died. The McHenry County Department of Health and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office confirmed the death Tuesday afternoon. The man’s identity has not yet been released. “Our hearts go out to this family at their time of […]

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16 dead, 1,535 test positive for coronavirus in Illinois as half of state’s hospital beds already filled

State officials announced on Tuesday that coronavirus cases in Illinois have increased to 1,535 and 16 deaths. Hospital beds are already over half filled. The four new deaths announced Tuesday include a Chicago resident in his 50s, two Cook County residents both in their 60s, and a DuPage County resident in her 90s. The number […]