News Around Illinois – March 25, 2020

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Illinois Could Need 38K More Beds If Virus Isn’t Contained SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois would need tens of thousands of additional hospital beds for COVID-19 patients within the next two weeks in a worst-case scenario amid a pandemic that has now claimed 16 lives in the state. The Democrat said at his […]

Pritzker: Illinois Could Need 38K More Beds If Virus Isn’t Contained

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois would have to double the number of available hospital beds in the next two weeks to treat COVID-19 patients if the coronavirus is not contained amid a pandemic that has claimed 16 lives in the state, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Tuesday. The state would need almost 38,000 additional hospital beds, including more […]

Advocates Demand Illinois Release Youth From Juvenile Detention Centers Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Advocates and correctional officials are calling on Illinois and other states across the country to release youth from juvenile detention facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. There are currently about 200 youth incarcerated in Illinois’ juvenile detention facilities. A recent report from the Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern University found that more than 90% […]

East-Central Illinois Health Care Providers Now Accepting Cloth Mask Donations

UPDATE on Wednesday, March 25, 2020: Carle says it can now provide sewing materials thanks to a generous donation. Email makeamask@carle.com with questions, or to arrange pickup of masks. CHAMPAIGN – Champaign county now has four confirmed cases of COVID-19, with the latest case announced today.  Local health officials are saying everyone should consider themselves at […]

‘It’s A Really Scary Time:’ Urbana Schools Employee On Supporting Latino Students

URBANA – With schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Urbana School District is working to get information and resources to students in need.  Some of those efforts are being led by Lucia Maldonado, the district’s Latino Parent Liaison.  Maldonado says many Latino students and families in the Champaign-Urbana area are struggling from job […]