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Lake, McHenry counties officially move with rest of state into Phase 5 of no COVID restrictions

Lake and McHenry counties, along with the rest of Illinois, are officially in Phase 5, meaning 100% capacity limits and the end of other COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and events. The state on Friday eliminated all capacity limits and social distancing requirements on businesses, large-scale events, conventions, amusement parks, and all other venues, Gov. J.B. […]

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Gov. Pritzker says Illinois will advance to Bridge Phase on May 14, could be fully reopened by June

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday that Illinois will move into the Bridge Phase of reopening on May 14 and the state could be fully reopened without limits as soon as June. Pritzker made the announcement during a press conference Thursday afternoon at the James Thompson Center in Chicago. “This good news comes with a caveat. […]

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Gov. Pritzker announces updated reopening plan, says Illinois will fully reopen once 50% of residents are vaccinated

Gov. Pritzker announced major updates on Thursday, saying all Illinois residents will be eligible for the vaccine on April 12 and that the state will fully reopen to Phase 5 once 50% of residents are vaccinated. Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike announced the new framework to advance to […]

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Gov. Pritzker says widespread availability of COVID-19 vaccine, treatments needed before state can lift restrictions

(The Center Square) – Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan to reopen Illinois with no restrictions, or Phase 5, is having a vaccine or therapeutic for COVID-19 “widely available,” the governor said Monday. He did not give a timeline for when that would be. A 12-member state legislative panel Tuesday could take up a new emergency […]