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 Announces Tier 2 Mitigations In Three More Regions

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker announced Monday that three more regions of the state will be placed under even stricter COVID-19 restrictions starting Wednesday as the state’s rates of infections and hospitalizations continue to climb. “The virus is winning the war right now,” Pritzker said during his daily COVID-19 briefing in Chicago. Ten of the […]

Pritzker: Blame Tax-Plan Opponents For Coming Budget Pain

SPRINGFIELD – Backers of a graduated income tax constitutional amendment conceded defeat Wednesday for Gov. JB Pritzker’s marquee policy proposal which was projected to bring in more than $3 billion annually to state coffers. With 98 percent of precincts reporting, voters had rejected the amendment by a 55 percent to 45 percent margin. The Associated […]

Pritzker Warns Of Record Positivity Rates As Entire State Triggers Mitigations

SPRINGFIELD — All 11 of the state’s mitigation regions will face stricter COVID-19 based restrictions by Wednesday due to increasing positivity rates, while opposition grows from some bars, restaurants and other small businesses struggling during the pandemic’s economic downturn. “The virus is spreading. And every region of the state is suffering from its insidious, invisible […]