State Reports 126 More COVID-19 Deaths As Tier 3 Mitigations Take Effect

SPRINGFIELD – The state reported another 126 COVID-19-related deaths Friday as Tier 3 mitigations took effect statewide and virus-related hospitalizations continued to increase. That brought the death toll since the pandemic began to 11,304 out of 634,395 confirmed or probable cases. The newly reported deaths occurred in people ranging from their 20s to older than […]

Pritzker Warns Of Additional Restrictions As COVID-19 Cases Soar

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker warned Thursday that additional social and economic restrictions may need to be imposed statewide in the near future if the surge in new COVID-19 cases continues on its current path. “If the current trajectory continues, if our hospitals continue to fill up, if more and more people continue to lose […]

Governor Bans Indoor Dining In Chicago As Virus Cases Surge

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Surging COVID-19 cases in Chicago have prompted Gov. J.B. Pritzker to ban indoor dining and bar services and limit the number of people gathering in one place. The rules announced Tuesday take effect Friday and will force diners and bar patrons outdoors and shut down service at 11 p.m. in the […]