.grecaptcha-badge { visibility: hidden; }

News Around Illinois – May 29, 2020

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
News Around Illinois Cover

Pritzker: All Illinois Regions Have Met Conditions To Reopen

CHICAGO — The governor of Illinois has announced the end of a 10-week stay-at-home order meant to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Gov. J.B. Pritzker said on Friday, the state will move to the third phase of his five-stage recovery plan, meaning manufacturing and retail business will resume, there will be outdoor dining and small social gatherings. Chicago, the nation’s third-largest city, which has been battered by the pandemic, will move more slowly. Mayor Lori Lightfoot says restrictions will be loosened next week, with city offices, parks and libraries to reopen in coming weeks. – Associated Press

Illinois Comptroller Says Legislators Won’t Get Pay Raise

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza says the state’s legislators will not be getting raises in the next budget year, which begins July 1. Mendoza made her decision known in a video she released Wednesday. The issue of a pay raise for legislators came up as they debated budget details in the early-morning hours Sunday. Republican legislators balked at the idea of a raise being including in the state’s approximately $40 billion spending plan. While there is no language in the budget that prohibits a pay raise, it does not provide any money to cover the cost of a pay raise. – Associated Press

Positive COVID-19 Test For Worker At House Meeting Place

SPRINGFIELD — The chief of staff for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says a worker at the Springfield convention center where lawmakers met in special session last week has tested positive for COVID-19. In a Wednesday email to lawmakers, Jessica Basham said early indications are the individual had no interaction with lawmakers of staff members. According to Basham, the person who tested positive worked an eight-hour shift at the Bank of Springfield Center on May 21 and was not in the space that was used for the makeshift House floor or a public viewing area. Basham is urging those who were in attendance to be tested for the virus and self-isolate from others for 14 days. – 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.

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Illinois Newsroom

Illinois Newsroom

Powered by Illinois Public Media/WILL, Illinois Newsroom provides news about Illinois & in-depth reporting on Agriculture, Education, the Environment, Health and Politics.

Recent Content

WILL and the Illinois Newsroom are committed to bringing you in-depth, relevant coverage that keeps you informed and engages you with our community and our state. Join with thousands of others to keep this important public media-based resource available to all.