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News Around Illinois – June 1, 2020

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Public Officials Announce 60 New COVID-19 Deaths in Illinois

CHICAGO — Public health officials say there have been 1,343 new cases of COVID-19 and 60 additional deaths in Illinois. The state’s Department of Public Health announced the latest details on the coronavirus pandemic Sunday. Overall, there have been 120,260 cases, including 5,390 deaths. More than 21,000 tests have been administered in the past 24 hours. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. But for others, especially older people and the infirm, it can cause severe symptoms and lead to death. – Associated Press

Champaign & Urbana Issue Curfews After Looting

CHAMPAIGN – Citywide curfews were imposed in the central Illinois cities of Champaign, Urbana and Savoy after reports of looting and property damage at the Marketplace Mall in Champaign on Sunday. At a press conference Sunday evening, Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb says officers received a report of a social media post promoting civil unrest on Sunday. He says offiers witnessed people driving up and looting businesses at the Marketplace Mall. Champaign Mayor Deb Feinen says the protests that occurred in Champaign on Friday and Saturday were peaceful demonstrations. – Lee V. Gaines, Illinois Newsroom

Vehicle Emissions Testing Resumes June 1

SPRINGFIELD — Vehicle emissions testing, on hold because of stay-at-home orders issued during the coronavirus pandemic, will resume Monday, state officials said.The Environmental Protection Agency said that with a new phase of the state’s recovery plan in place, all emissions testing stations will be open except for those in Waukegan and Markham. Those two sites have become COVID-19 testing drive-through sites. Safety precautions are in place. To reduce traffic volume and wait times, EPA said that motorists with vehicle registration expiration dates of March or earlier should visit a station during June. Those with later expiration dates should wait.  – Associated Press

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving story, and we are working hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. We recommend checking the Coronavirus Information Center for the most recent numbers and guidance.

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