217 Today — Nov. 24, 2020

Tuesday November 24, 2020 Today’s headlines: As the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Illinois continues to climb, the state health department is changing how it defines hospital capacity. The average cost of all the ingredients for a classic Thanksgiving meal is the lowest it’s been in a decade, despite the economic fallout of the COVID-19 […]

Illinois Records Highest COVID-19 Death Count Since May

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported Wednesday that 145 people in the state had died of COVID-19 over the previous 24 hours, the highest single-day death toll since the peak of the first wave of the pandemic in May, while overall hospital usage in the state reached its highest level. Those numbers […]

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 […]