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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 […]

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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 […]