CHICAGO — Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday ordered schools throughout the state closed for the rest of the semester because of the lingering threat of the coronavirus. Pritzker announced the move during his daily briefing in Chicago, extending school closures past the April 30 date he had set earlier. As of Friday, Illinois had recorded 27,575 confirmed […]
COVID-19 has touched nearly every part of the country, including Illinois. The maps and charts below show the latest statistics about how COVID-19 is spreading across counties and zip codes in the state. This data automatically updates from the Chicago Reporter, Big Local News, NPR and John Hopkins University.
The Rose Bowl Tavern in downtown Urbana has been open since 1946, but it’s never experienced anything quite like the COVID-19 pandemic. Charlie Harris is one of the Rose Bowl’s owners. Illinois Public Media’s Brian Moline spoke with him about what happens when a tavern can no longer be a tavern. Illinois Newsroom’s Brian […]
This is part of Essential Voices, a series of interviews with people confronting COVID-19. Health care workers and first responders face serious risks…