WATCH LIVE: Gov. Pritzker’s August 26 COVID-19 Update: Mask And Vaccine Mandate

WATCH LIVE:  Today at 10:00 AM Gov. Pritzker will announce a reinstated mask mandate for all Illinoisans aged two and over in public indoor settings, in addition to making Illinois the seventh state in the nation to require teachers get vaccinated against COVID-19. The questions we receive from you directly inform the stories we tell and […]

Theaters Are Reopening But Some Aren’t Sure What Comes Next

MONTICELLO — Theater companies around central Illinois are gearing up for summer shows and new seasons, but some directors say they aren’t sure what they’ll do after their summer shows as Illinois reopens.  Paul Strain is president of the board of DLO Musical Theatre in Danville. He says his company is producing their youth and […]

Pritzker: Broader Reopening To Begin Next Week

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker said Thursday that Illinois will enter the “bridge” phase to full reopening on Friday, May 14. And barring any reversal of current trends, Phase 5, or full reopening, will begin on June 11. He also announced that residents can now obtain COVID-19 vaccines from their physicians’ offices, rather than just […]

Chicago Auto Show To Return In July As State Prepares For Return Of Large Events

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker announced Tuesday the Chicago Auto Show will return in July, signaling the return of some larger-scale events amid declining COVID-19 positivity rates. The announcement comes one day after Pritzker announced the state could be moving forward to the “bridge” phase of reopening as early as next week, which allows for […]

Graduate Workers Union Presents Demands As U Of I Weighs Options For Fall 2020

URBANA – The union for graduate student workers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign wants most instruction to stay online through the fall semester — as a precaution against the coronavirus. U of I officials released a report last week produced by a university-appointed task force that outlines possible scenarios for the fall semester, […]