Thirteen more people with COVID-19 have died in Illinois, including an infant in Cook County. At his daily press briefing Saturday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker…
CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says an infant with COVID-19 has died and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of death. Illinois
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has ordered the closing of every school in the state until March 30 amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus. Statewide,
As the price of gasoline plummeted amid COVID-19 restrictions, so has the price of ethanol. And Midwestern corn farmers are beginning to feel the…
Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced this week that Illinois prisons would be closed to new inmates in response to growing concern about the COVID-19 pandemic spreading
Illinois leaders are calling for more retired healthcare workers to return to the profession to help the state combat the new coronavirus pandemic….
President Trump indicated there would be an announcement about deals to make more ventilators, masks and other equipment. The news conference is scheduled to begin shortly. Watch it live.
URBANA — The University of Illinois is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the estate of a slain visiting Chinese scholar against two
Artists throughout Illinois have been hit particularly hard by the social distancing effects of the coronavirus pandemic. For many, their primary source…
Gov. J.B. Pritzker in his daily COVID-19 briefing had harsh words for people who gathered on Chicago’s beaches and in parks during this week’s warmer…
The CARES Act offers relief to state and local governments, individuals, small and large businesses, and hospitals affected by the coronavirus crisis.
SPRINGFIELD — Hundreds of health care facilities in Illinois that largely serve low-income and minority communities are facing financial chaos because they’ve canceled most routine
STATEWIDE Gov. J.B. Pritzker has ordered the state’s residents to remain in their homes except for essential needs, March 21 at 5:00 p.m.-April 7 All
The Broadway Diner is empty. The ‘50s style restaurant has been a fixture of downtown Columbia, for decades and gets a lot of customers from the…
As the U.S. economy has slowed due to the coronavirus threat, 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment only weeks after an especially robust job…
The emergency relief package includes direct payments to Americans, expanded unemployment insurance, aid to large and small businesses, and significant funding for the health care industry.
Illinois Governor J-B Pritzker announced new measures to help businesses stay afloat during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
A pilot program launched by Danville school district 118 is sending students to the drive-through window to get meals, while classes are suspended due to
Emergency physicians across Illinois are bracing for an onslaught of patients sick with the coronavirus disease COVID-19. Dr. Ernest Wang, president of the Illinois College
Last-minute objections are holding up a massive aid package that President Trump was expected to sign. The White House has scheduled its now-regular news conference for 5:30 p.m. ET. Watch it live.
The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on nearly every aspect of life. And people who lack stable housing or food supplies are among the most vulnerable.
The deal means Congress could be close to passing a deal and it comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Republicans and Democrats had closed the gap on their differences.
One of the first things Rogards did in response to the coronavirus outbreak was to suspend its trial chair program. Rogards president and CEO Tonya
The University of Illinois Board of Trustees voted earlier this month to increase health insurance premiums by more than 30 percent for students at its
This coronavirus is novel, meaning how it will manifest is still unclear. About 0.1% who get flu die. It’s estimated that about 1% of those who have gotten coronavirus have died from it.
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
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.
The president’s informal target to curtail mitigation measures like social distancing comes as the total number of confirmed cases nationwide tops 50,000.
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Pritzker wants to reinforce the ranks of health care workers fighting the spread of COVID-19, but some older retirees face a tough decision.
With states such as Indiana and Michigan adding “stay-at-home” orders on Monday, millions of Americans are significantly restricting their lifestyles to…
URBANA – With schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Urbana School District is working to get information and resources to students in need.
After days of blasting President Donald Trump over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the two spoke by phone Monday…
The administration’s crisis response team has another press conference on Monday; watch it live at 5:30 p.m. ET. Meanwhile, the White House plans to assess whether to extend its 15-day guidelines.
The governors of llinois and Ohio ordered residents to stay home to halt the spread of coronavirus. It remains to be seen if other Midwest states will…
For the first time, an infant was among the newly discovered cases of COVID-19 announced daily by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Officials on…
Mientras los casos del coronavirus se siguen propagando por el Medio Oeste, sabemos que hay muchas preguntas acerca del virus — incluyendo cómo evitar contagiarse. También sabemos que hay mucha información incorrecta acerca del virus, así que queremos ayudarte a separar los hechos de la ficción.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois is not receiving enough medical supplies in its fight against the coronavirus. Pritzker tells CNN’s “State of The Union” that
The global death toll from the virus has now surpassed 14,000 people, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Updated 5:15 p.m. March 21 with comments from Missouri Gov. Mike Parson St. Louis and St. Louis County residents will be under mandatory stay-at-home…
CHAMPAIGN – The state of Illinois reported dozens of new COVID-19 cases, including two more in Champaign County and the first involving members of the
CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has ordered the state’s residents to remain in their homes except for essential needs, joining similar efforts in California
Now that all of Illinois’ schools are closed through March 31, you might be wondering how to keep the kids playing and learning at home.
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As a parent, you might be daunted by the role of “school teacher” while your children’s schools are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Your
Watch the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including regular White House briefings below.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a statewide stay-at-home order starting Saturday at 5 p.m. through April 7 to slow the spread of COVID-19. State…
With testing kits in short supply, Champaign County health officials are limiting who meets the criteria to get tested for COVID-19, the disease caused by
The White House is trying to show it has things under control as concerns over shortages mount. A briefing with the coronavirus task force is expected at 11:45 a.m. ET. Watch it live.
The worst pandemic in recent history, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was the 1918 so-called “Spanish flu” pandemic, caused…
Dawnal Mahan is an essential employee. She manages the cafeteria inside Chatham Elementary School, a kindergarten through fourth grade school in the small town located
CHICAGO — Illinois public health officials say three more people have died after contracting the coronavirus and 422 people statewide have tested positive for the
Coronavirus cases continue to climb throughout the Midwest, and American’s routines have been significantly disrupted amid the pandemic. President Trump…
The Federal Emergency Management Agency usually steps in to help with natural disasters. Now, it will help states respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the White House briefing live.
Elementary and secondary school districts across Illinois are moving toward online or e-learning while students remain at home in an effort to contain the coronavirus.
UPDATE: Champaign County Executive Darlene Kloeppel said on Thursday that in-person public attendance at Thursday evening’s county board meeting will not be allowed, and all
Hospitals and clinics across east-central Illinois are seeing an uptick in calls from people concerned about the coronavirus. In response, many are developing online tools to
The president said the border would close by “mutual consent,” the latest development in the coronavirus pandemic. The White House is planning a briefing at 11:30 a.m. ET. Watch it live.
SPRINGFIELD – Despite fear and uncertainty amid a global pandemic, hundreds of thousands of Illinois voters turned out for Tuesday’s primary election. Overall, however, turnout
The next person to represent Illinois’ 15th Congressional District will be a woman from Coles County. Voters in Tuesday primary election selected Republican Mary Miller
Four newcomers running for the Champaign County Board defeated incumbents and recent appointees in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. The winners include Emily Rodriguez of Champaign, who