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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 […]

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Illinois coronavirus cases rises to 1,285 and 12 dead as the state partners with manufacturing firms

Illinois now has 1,285 coronavirus cases and 12 deaths as Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces the state has partnered with manufacturers to increase production of medical supplies. The three new deaths announced Monday include two Cook County men in their 80s and a Cook County man in his 90s. The number of cases, which have occurred […]

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State officials say 6 dead and 753 cases of coronavirus in Illinois

Illinois state officials and Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Saturday 168 new coronavirus cases and a new death, bringing the state’s total to 753 cases and six dead. Pritzker announced the state’s sixth coronavirus-related death at his daily press conference on Saturday — a Cook County man in his 70s. During the press conference, Pritzker asked […]

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Read Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s entire ‘Stay at Home’ executive order

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced Friday that he has signed a statewide stay at home order, aiming to keep new cases of COVID-19 from increasing and ensure the state’s health care system remains fully operational to treat patients. The order takes effect at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21, and will continue through April 7. In […]

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Gov. Pritzker issues “stay at home order” for Illinois; cases rise to 585

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has issued a ‘stay at home’ order starting 5 p.m. Saturday through April 7 as coronavirus-related deaths rise to five along with 585 confirmed cases in the state. Pritzker announced the order at his Friday press conference alongside Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. “To avoid the loss of potentially tens of thousands […]

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Gov. Pritzker expected to order shelter-in-place for Illinois, reports say

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to announce a ‘shelter-in-place’ order Friday afternoon that will take effect Saturday to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, reports say. The Chicago Tribune, citing sources, reported that Pritzker will announce the order at his 3 p.m. Friday press conference alongside Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Residents will still […]

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College of Lake County employee tests positive for coronavirus

A College of Lake County employee, who works at the school’s main campus in Grayslake, tested positive Wednesday evening for coronavirus. College of Lake County President Dr. Lori Suddick confirmed the case Thursday in a statement to students and staff. The employee works in the L building on the Grayslake Campus, 19351 West Washington Street […]