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COVID-19 Coverage - 2020


November


Pritzker Warns of Bleak Winter

November 18th, 2020

COVID-19 is now the third leading cause of death in Illinois. Governor J.B. Pritzker says that scientific models project that...
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Governor Pritzker Announces More Mitigation Efforts

November 17th, 2020

Governor J.B. Pritzker has announced targeted restrictions for retail shops as part of the state’s latest effort to slow th...
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Chicago & Cook County Stay-At-Home Advisory Goes Into Effect (Again)

November 16th, 2020

Stay-at-home advisories are in effect in Chicago and suburban Cook County. Public officials are urging residents to only leav...
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llinois Department of Public Health Director Says Residents Shouldn't Fear Vaccine

November 9th, 2020

llinois’ public health chief says people can trust whatever COVID-19 vaccine is eventually approved by the federal Food and...
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State Public Health Officials Announce Additional COVID-19 Mitigations to Take Effect

November 9th, 2020

Governor J.B. Pritzker has announced three more regions of Illinois, including those covering DuPage, Kane, Will and Kankake...
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October


DuPage County to Provide Some Relief to Restaurants & Bars

October 27th, 2020

The DuPage County Board has approved a proposal that will provide $2.5 million in grants for DuPage restaurants and bars tha...
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Governor Imposes New Restrictions on Chicago

October 27th, 2020

Chicago is the latest area of Illinois to have COVID-19 restrictions imposed.  Governor J.B. Pritzker has announced new rest...
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Ban On Indoor Dining Returns In Certain Suburban Counties

October 20th, 2020

Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced new restrictions on indoor dining will go into eff...
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September


Illinois Department of Public Health Offers Halloween Guidance

September 30th, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health is issuing guidance to help  residents celebrate Halloween safely as the battle ag...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Monday 9/14/20

September 14th, 2020

Illinois health officials announced 1,373 new cases of COVID-19 and 5 additional virus-related fatalities, bringing the total...
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Chicago Amps Up Contact Tracing Program

September 14th, 2020

Chicago officials announced dozens of community organizations Monday that’ll help with the city’s effort to hire hundreds...
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August


Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Monday 08/24/20

August 24th, 2020

Illinois public health officials reported just over 1,600 new cases of COVID-19 and eight additional virus-related deaths. ...
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University of Illinois Develops New COVID-19 Test

August 19th, 2020

A faster and cheaper coronavirus test developed at the University of Illinois has been given FDA approval, opening the door f...
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Sales Numbers Surging at Certain Retailers During Pandemic

August 19th, 2020

Target reported recorded-setting sales growth online and at stores over the past three months, more evidence that big-bo...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Wednesday 08/19/20

August 19th, 2020

Illinois health officials announced 2,295 new cases of COVID-19 and 25 additional virus-related fatalities, bringing the tot...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Sunday 08/16/20

August 16th, 2020

Illinois public health officials announced 1,562 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 additional virus-related deaths. The state...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Friday 08/07/20

August 7th, 2020

For the first time in more than two months, the statewide daily count of new cases of COVID-19 surpassed 2,000 in Illino...
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Governor Implements New Mask Rules

August 7th, 2020

Governor J.B. Pritzker has a plan that could lead to fines on businesses that refuse to enforce public health guidance. Prit...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Monday 08/03/20

August 3rd, 2020

Illinois health officials announced 1,298 new cases of COVID-19. The state also reported 10 additional virus-related deaths. ...
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July


Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Wednesday 07/29/20

July 29th, 2020

Illinois health officials announced 1,393 new cases of COVID-19, the 7th straight day with more than 1,000 new cases. The st...
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IHSA Releases 20-21 Sports Guidelines

July 29th, 2020

The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors announced its intended plans for the 2020-21 school year. “This pl...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Wednesday 07/22/20

July 22nd, 2020

Illinois health officials announced a 1,598 new cases of COVID-19, the highest daily total since early June when the state w...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Tuesday 07/21/20

July 21st, 2020

Illinois health officials announced 955 new known cases of COVID-19 and 23 additional virus-related fatalities, bringing the ...
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Museum of Science and Industry Announces Reopening Date

July 16th, 2020

Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry plans to reopen on August 1, welcoming the public back with two weeks of free...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Thursday 07/16/20

July 16th, 2020

Illinois health officials announced 1,257 new cases of COVID-19 and 25 additional virus-related fatalities, bringing the tot...
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Chicago Marathon Canceled

July 13th, 2020

The 2020 Chicago Marathon has been canceled due to COVID-19. According to a press release, runners registered for the October...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Sunday 07/10/20

July 10th, 2020

Illinois health officials announced 1,317 new cases of COVID-19 today, its the second day in a row the state has reported...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Tuesday 07/09/20

July 9th, 2020

Illinois health officials announced 1,018 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, the first time the state’s daily case-...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Monday 07/06/20

July 6th, 2020

Illinois health officials announced six new deaths from COVID-19 and 614 new confirmed cases.  ...
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Illinois Small Business Development Centers Expanding Reach

July 1st, 2020

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity joined the South Shore Chamber of Commerce and community member...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Wednesday 07/01/20

July 1st, 2020

Illinois health officials reported 828 new cases of COVID-19 and 30 additional virus-related fatalities, bringing the state&...
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June


Illinois Unemployment Rate Drops

June 29th, 2020

Illinois' unemployment rate for April was higher than in May. Still, Illinois unemployment was up significantly in May c...
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Skydeck Set to Reopen With New Rules

June 29th, 2020

Skydeck Chicago will reopen Friday with new measures in places. The attraction, located on the 103rd floor of Willis To...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Monday 06/29/20

June 29th, 2020

Illinois health officials announced 738 new cases of COVID-19 and 14 additional virus-related fatalities today. Monday's...
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Illinois Ready to Move into Phase 4

June 25th, 2020

Governor J.B. Pritzker announced all of Illinois' four health regions have met the required metrics and can move to phase...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Thursday 06/25/20

June 25th, 2020

Illinois health officials announced 894 new cases of COVID-19 and 41 additional virus-related fatalities, bringing the state ...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Wednesday 06/24/20

June 24th, 2020

Illinois health officials announced 715 new cases of COVID-19 and 64 additional virus-related deaths, bringing the statewide...
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Pritzker Unveils Guidelines For School Re-Openings

June 23rd, 2020

Governor J.B. Pritzker released long-awaited guidance for schools across the state as questions swirl over how instruction wi...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Tuesday 06/23/20

June 23rd, 2020

Illinois public health officials reported 601 new cases of COVID-19 along with 38 additional virus-related deaths over the la...
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Illinois Prepares To Enter Phase 4

June 22nd, 2020

Governor J.B. Pritzker released new guidelines for Illinois as the state looks to move into phase four of its reopening plan...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Monday 06/22/20

June 22nd, 2020

Illinois health officials announced 462 new cases of COVID-19 and 26 additional virus-related deaths, bringing the state'...
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Survey Reveals Illinois Small Business Anxieties

June 19th, 2020

About three-quarters of Illinois small businesses say recapturing lost business from the pandemic is their biggest concern. T...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Friday 06/19/20

June 19th, 2020

Illinois health officials announced 692 new cases of COVID-19 and 44 additional virus-realted deaths, bringing the total numb...
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Chicago Trails and Harbors Set to Reopen

June 18th, 2020

The Lakefront and 606 Bloomingdale trails will reopen Monday after closing for nearly three months due to the COVID-19 pandem...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Thursday 06/18/20

June 18th, 2020

Illinois health officials announced 593 new known cases of COVID-19 and 55 additional virus-related deaths, bringing the stat...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Wednesday 06/17/20

June 17th, 2020

Illinois public health officials reported 546 new cases of COVID-19 and 87 additional virus-related deaths on Wednesday. It&#...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Tuesday 06/16/20

June 16th, 2020

Illinois officials announced 623 new cases of COVID-19 and 72 new virus-related fatalities, bringing the death toll to 6,398...
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Illinois Republicans Suing Governor

June 16th, 2020

The Illinois Republican Party is suing the Governor over the crowd limitations he imposed during the COVID-19 outbreak. The R...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Monday 06/15/20

June 15th, 2020

Statewide health officials announced 19 new COVID-19-related deaths on Monday. The new confirmed deaths bring the statewide...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Thursday 06/11/20

June 11th, 2020

Illinois health officials reported 766 new COVID-19 cases today, along with 91 new virus-related deaths. The state COVID-19 ...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Wednesday 06/10/20

June 10th, 2020

State health officials announced 77 new COVID-19-realted fatalities today and 625 new infections, pushing the statewide total...
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Chicago Launches Resiliency Fund

June 10th, 2020

The city of Chicago unveiled a $5 million fund for residents who Mayor Lori Lightfoot said were excluded from the federal re...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Tuesday 06/09/20

June 9th, 2020

The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Illinois passed 6,000 today. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 797 ...
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New Testing Sites to Open In DuPage

June 9th, 2020

Two new testing sites will open in DuPage County next week.  A new drive-through COVID-19 testing site will open at the DuPa...
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State Farm Reducing Auto Rates

June 8th, 2020

State Farm is cutting rates for auto policyholders in Illinois by 13.7%. State Farm announced in May it would cut rates by $2...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Monday 06/08/20

June 8th, 2020

Illinois health officials reported more than 650 new cases of COVID-19 today, the lowest single-day increase in cases since M...
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Illinois Schools Can Welcome Students Back For Select In-Person Summer Classes

June 5th, 2020

Illinois schools are now able to welcome students back for certain types of in-person learning during the summer. The State B...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Friday 06/05/20

June 5th, 2020

Illinois reached a COVID-19 testing milestone today, there have now been more than 1 million tests conducted in the state sin...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Wednesday 06/03/20

June 3rd, 2020

State Health officials announced 982 new known cases of COVID-19 and 96 additional fatalities, bringing the total number of ...
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Chicago Prepares to Re-Open

June 2nd, 2020

The City of Chicago will move into the next phase of reopening its economy on Wednesday. The decision to ease restrictions c...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Tuesday 06/02/20

June 2nd, 2020

State Health officials announced 1,614 new cases of COVID-19 and 113 additional virus-related fatalities - bringing the Illi...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Monday 06/01/20

June 1st, 2020

State health officials announced 974 new cases of coronavirus, pushing the statewide total to 121,234. Officials also reporte...
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May


Chicago-Area Families Seeking Childcare Help As State Moves Into Next Phase

May 31st, 2020

From the Associated Press: Chicago-area parents are searching for babysitters who will adhere to social distancing rules as ...
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Illinois COVID-19 Numbers For Sunday 05/31/20

May 31st, 2020

Public health officials on Sunday announced 1,343 new cases of COVID-19 and 60 additional deaths in Illinois. Overall, there...
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What Does Phase 3 Look Like Under Restore Illinois Plan?

May 30th, 2020

Looking for information on what's allowed now that most of the state has entered phase 3 of its Restore Illinois plan? ...
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