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 By Rebecca Anzel    COVID-19

Friday marks the end of Illinois' stay-at-home order

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. JB Pritzker announced Friday, the first day Illinois’ economy operated under more relaxed restrictions, his stay-at-home order is replaced by one reflective of “our new, more open reality.” Small... — Updated 5/29/2020

 
 By Rebecca Anzel    COVID-19

COVID-19 claims 73 more lives as Illinois reports largest single-day spike

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois officials announced on Tuesday the largest single-day increase of novel coronavirus-caused deaths in the state. The 73 new fatalities in 14 counties — Champaign, Christian, Cook, DuPage, Ford, Kane,... — Updated 4/7/2020

 
 By Rebecca Anzel    News

Pritzker delays tax deadline to July 15

Gov. JB Pritzker announced a number of financial initiatives Wednesday to assist owners of bars, restaurants, hotels and other small businesses during the economic slowdown caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. By Friday, he... — Updated 3/25/2020

 
 By Rebecca Anzel    COVID-19

Illinois on track to progress into next reopening phase

SPRINGFIELD — All of Illinois is “on track” to progress into the next phase of Gov. JB Pritzker’s plan to reopen the state safely, he said Tuesday during his daily update teleconference in Chicago. The current phase of the... — Updated 5/21/2020

 
 By Rebecca Anzel    COVID-19

Pritzker: Employment security department processing claims 'in timely manner'

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. JB Pritzker said Thursday the Illinois Department of Employment Security is paying benefits to unemployed Illinoisans “in a timely manner” after a number of improvements were made to the oft-maligned... — Updated 5/8/2020

 
 By Rebecca Anzel    COVID-19

Pritzker addresses stay-at-home order changes, congregation's planned gathering

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois officials on Thursday said increased COVID-19 testing is “vital” to reopening the state’s economy, lifting social restrictions and protecting Illinois residents. Laboratory personnel processed more th... — Updated 5/1/2020

 
 By Rebecca Anzel    COVID-19

State reaches COVID-19 testing goal for third straight day as cases rise

SPRINGFIELD — The state reported more than 10,000 novel coronavirus tests completed for the third day in a row Sunday, leading to 2,126 more positive cases of the virus in Illinois. Gov. JB Pritzker has said that meeting the... — Updated 4/27/2020

 
 By Rebecca Anzel    COVID-19

Virtual mental, physical health services announced by state

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. JB Pritzker’s administration announced new initiatives Saturday to extend telehealth services and mental health support throughout the state to support people who are coping, either physically or mentally,... — Updated 4/12/2020

 
 By Rebecca Anzel    COVID-19

COVID-19 rules unlikely to ease by April's end

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. JB Pritzker said Thursday, one month since he issued a state of emergency, it is “unlikely” his stay-at-home order can be lifted safely before April 30 and organizers of large summer events “need to... — Updated 4/10/2020

 
 By Rebecca Anzel    COVID-19

Pritzker asks residents to be 'All In' in helping state's coronavirus fight

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. JB Pritzker on Thursday announced a public service initiative to mobilize the state’s “strongest weapon” against the spread of novel coronavirus — Illinoisans. Pritzker said his administration has... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Rebecca Anzel    COVID-19

Illinois reports surge in new COVID-19 cases, death

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois officials on Sunday announced the largest one-day jump in confirmed novel coronavirus cases and deaths in the state yet. But public and private labs’ per-day testing ability is also higher than it has... — Updated 3/30/2020

 
 By Rebecca Anzel    COVID-19

Pritzker delays tax deadline to July 15

Gov. JB Pritzker announced a number of financial initiatives Wednesday to assist owners of bars, restaurants, hotels and other small businesses during the economic slowdown caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. By Friday, he... — Updated 3/27/2020

 
 By Rebecca Anzel    News

State lawmakers call for caution on 5G

By Rebecca Anzel [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — First, there were cordless phones and text messages. Then, internet access and video calls. Now, wireless’s fifth generation will drive mobile phone speeds even... — Updated 2/26/2020

 
 By Rebecca Anzel    News

Raoul to U.S. EPA: Bolster ETO emissions rules

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ top lawyer has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to enact more rigorous ethylene oxide emissions standards in the wake of pressure on the General Assembly to consider similarly strict... — Updated 2/12/2020

 

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