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Gov. Pritzker says more restrictions possible if COVID-19 positivity rates continue to climb

(The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that new, more stringent restrictions could be coming statewide in Illinois if COVID-19 cases continue to increase. Pritzker made the announcement during his daily news briefing on Thursday. “If the numbers keep going in the wrong direction, we will need to impose further mitigations,” Pritzker said. “I […]

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State data: Estimated 1% of COVID-19 outbreaks came from restaurants

(The Center Square) – Restaurant owners from across Illinois say the closure orders being instituted by Gov. J.B. Pritzker will devastate small businesses, leaving thousands jobless even though the state found an estimated 1 percent of COVID-19 outbreaks came from restaurants. The Illinois Restaurant Association said Friday in Chicago that its members were being singled […]

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State officials impose new virus restrictions in Lake and McHenry counties starting Saturday

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has announced that new restrictions will be placed on bars and restaurants, which will ban indoor dining, and public gatherings will be limited starting Saturday in Lake and McHenry counties. Region 9, which includes Lake and McHenry counties, has seen a 7-day positivity rate of 8% or above for three consecutive days. […]