Restaurants, Hotels Call For Reopening Plan

SPRINGFIELD – Officials from the hotel, restaurant and convention industries told a state Senate panel Thursday that they need a clear plan for how they will be allowed to reopen as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, warning that without such a plan, many will go out of business permanently. “We need to know… a strategy, we […]

Pritzker’s Daily COVID-19 Briefing Full Transcript And Audio — Nov. 17, 2020

Gov. J.B. Pritzker is returning to his daily COVID-19 press briefings as cases and hospitalizations in Illinois reach record highs. Read and listen to the latest update from the governor’s office on new cases, phased re-opening and closings of different regions and the state’s ongoing pandemic response. You can watch the most recent press briefings […]

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 Back To Daily Briefings As Pandemic Picture Worsens

SPRINGFIELD — Hospitalizations for COVID-19 and the rolling seven-day test positivity rate for the virus increased again in Illinois on Monday, mirroring national trends. Gov. JB Pritzker said at a Jackson County news conference Monday the state would increase mitigations in southern Illinois and announced he would once again hold daily weekday COVID-19 briefings until […]