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Pritzker clears Illinois for reopenings Friday

That's the expected but still welcome word that came from Gov. J.B. Pritzker today as he declared Illinois has cleared medical guidelines and can proceed to Ph [...]

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Five Lake County churches withdraw suit against Pritzker

Five Lake County churches withdraw suit against Pritzker

Five Lake County churches who alleged Gov. J.B. Pritzker violated their religious freedom in restricting the size of their gathers, withdrew their lawsuit late [...]

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Pritzker Announces Illinois Could Shift to Phase Four as Soon as Late June

Pritzker Announces Illinois Could Shift to Phase Four as Soon as Late June

With most of the state expected to enter phase three of the Restore Illinois plan on Friday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced regions could potentially shift into [...]

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Five Lake County churches suing Pritzker to hold larger gatherings

Five Lake County churches suing Pritzker to hold larger gatherings

Alleging the governor's office is violating their religious freedom and "ignoring the science" behind the spread of COVID-19, five Lake County churches are sui [...]

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Dr. Willie Wilson Blasts Pritzker, Calls for Trump to Intervene in Dispute Over Indoor Church Services

Dr. Willie Wilson Blasts Pritzker, Calls for Trump to Intervene in Dispute Over Indoor Church Services

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says that his administration wants to help churches to hold services during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but stopped short of [...]

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Pritzker Says He’ll Sign Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

Pritzker Says He’ll Sign Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he will sign a bill allowing restaurants and bars to sell mixed drinks and cocktails in to-go containers. Pritzker made the an [...]

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As many as 130K employees might return to work in Phase 3 of Chicago’s reopening plan

As many as 130K employees might return to work in Phase 3 of Chicago’s reopening plan

Ten industry-specific groups developed guidelines that are, in some cases, stronger than those released by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

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State to fund about $100 million for flood mitigation in Lake County

State to fund about $100 million for flood mitigation in Lake County

The state will foot the bill for about $150 million of capital projects in Lake County including about $100 million in flood mitigation, pending Gov. J.B. Prit [...]

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Pritzker Says Numbers Trending ‘in a Good Direction’ as Phase Three of Reopening Plan Nears

Pritzker Says Numbers Trending ‘in a Good Direction’ as Phase Three of Reopening Plan Nears

With the state of Illinois set to move forward into Phase Three of the “Restore Illinois” plan this week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker says that despite reopening more p [...]

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What casinos look like in a post-pandemic world (LIVE UPDATES)

What casinos look like in a post-pandemic world (LIVE UPDATES)

The Illinois Senate approved a Chicago casino Saturday night 42-14, a feat decades in the making, now bound for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk. It marked a huge fea [...]

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Facing fines and threat of closure, churches continue to hold services: ‘There is not going to be a stand down’

Facing fines and threat of closure, churches continue to hold services: ‘There is not going to be a stand down’

Despite a harsh new warning from Chicago’s public health chief, two Chicago churches defiantly held services Sunday in violation of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-a [...]

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Phase Three: What Illinois Businesses Must Do To Adhere to Reopening Guidelines

With the state of Illinois looking to enter Phase Three of the “Restore Illinois” plan in the coming days, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Pu [...]

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75 more Illinois coronavirus deaths; state testing tops 700K

75 more Illinois coronavirus deaths; state testing tops 700K

More than half the deaths have occurred during the first three weeks of May, during what Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office has said is a plateau period for the outbr [...]

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The Trump administration struck a blow for federalism Friday, filing papers in c [...]

The Trump administration struck a blow for federalism Friday, filing papers in c [...]

The Trump administration struck a blow for federalism Friday, filing papers in court telling Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker that the fight over his coronavirus sh [...]

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DOJ tells Illinois to handle shutdown fight in state courts

DOJ tells Illinois to handle shutdown fight in state courts

The Trump administration struck a blow for federalism Friday, filing papers in court telling Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker that the fight over his coronavirus sh [...]

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DOJ intervenes in case challenging Illinois coronavirus restrictions, says governor went too far

DOJ intervenes in case challenging Illinois coronavirus restrictions, says governor went too far

The Department of Justice on Friday intervened in an Illinois case that has the potential to invalidate the state’s stay-at-home order implemented by Democrati [...]

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A ‘slap in the face’ or a wise decision? Restaurateurs split on Lightfoot’s move to keep patios closed

A ‘slap in the face’ or a wise decision? Restaurateurs split on Lightfoot’s move to keep patios closed

When Mayor Lori Lightfoot broke with Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday and said she doesn’t think Chicago restaurants will be ready to reopen by next week, the ow [...]

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Councilman wants to 'set Elgin free' from COVID-19 restrictions; others rebuke him

Councilman wants to 'set Elgin free' from COVID-19 restrictions; others rebuke him

An Elgin councilman urged Gov. J.B. Pritzker to act to "set Elgin free, open Illinois," triggering a heated rebuke from most of his colleagues.

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Facing multiple legal battles with churches, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to lift 10-person limit on services in new stay-at-home order

Facing multiple legal battles with churches, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to lift 10-person limit on services in new stay-at-home order

Facing a barrage of legal challenges from churches, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday that the state is issuing new public health guidelines for house of worshi [...]

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Here’s What Won’t Reopen in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Plan

Here’s What Won’t Reopen in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Plan

Much of Illinois will begin reopening on a limited scale Friday, but there are some places that still must remain closed. Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday [...]

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced big changes to the state’s stay-at-home order Wedne [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced big changes to the state’s stay-at-home order Wednesday, and NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern has the story.... The race for Chicago mayor c [...]

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Pritzker to Switch to Weekly Coronavirus Press Briefings, Spokesperson Confirms

Pritzker to Switch to Weekly Coronavirus Press Briefings, Spokesperson Confirms

Since Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued an emergency declaration amid the coronavirus pandemic, he has been conducting frequent press conferences to keep resi [...]

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What reopening Illinois will look like on Friday (LIVE UPDATES)

What reopening Illinois will look like on Friday (LIVE UPDATES)

The four regions in Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s reopening plan are set to see some restrictions loosened on Friday.... Pritzker released guidelines Sunday for retaile [...]

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Illinois May Be Coming Down From a Peak, Pritzker Says

Illinois May Be Coming Down From a Peak, Pritzker Says

As much of Illinois prepares for its next stage of reopening, Gov. J.B. Pritzker says numbers show the state may be coming down from a peak. “We seem to have c [...]

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Anti-lockdown protest held at Grant Park fountain on Memorial Day

Anti-lockdown protest held at Grant Park fountain on Memorial Day

A crowd protested Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order as an affront to the freedoms that service members have died defending

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Chicago Police Disperse Grant Park Protest Against Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order

Chicago Police Disperse Grant Park Protest Against Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order

As residents across the city observe an unusual Memorial Day holiday Monday, Chicago police dispersed a group of protesters rallying against the ongoing stay-a [...]

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Illinois announces 67 more coronavirus deaths as state inches toward Phase 3 reopening

Illinois announces 67 more coronavirus deaths as state inches toward Phase 3 reopening

The deaths and 2,508 new cases were announced on the same day Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveiled specific guidelines for more businesses to open in coming days.

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Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion Budget, Send Measure to Pritzker’s Desk

Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion Budget, Send Measure to Pritzker’s Desk

The Illinois legislature passed a $40 billion state budget early Sunday morning that relies heavily on federal funding. The Chicago Tribune reported the spendi [...]

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Pritzker casts doubt on Arlington plan for spectators at track this summer

Pritzker casts doubt on Arlington plan for spectators at track this summer

The president of Arlington International Racecourse said Friday the plan to reopen this summer "is not possible" without spectators in the grandstand, but Gov. [...]

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Justice Department Supports Lawsuit Challenging Pritzker’s Stay-at-Home Order

Justice Department Supports Lawsuit Challenging Pritzker’s Stay-at-Home Order

The U.S. Department of Justice announced its support Friday of a lawsuit filed by an Illinois lawmaker challenging restrictions imposed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s [...]

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Child Care Can Reopen in Phase 3 in Illinois. Here Are the Rules

Child Care Can Reopen in Phase 3 in Illinois. Here Are the Rules

Child care providers will be allowed to reopen in Illinois as the state enters phase three of its reopening plan, likely at the end of the month, but changes a [...]

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Pritzker says Illinois is a go for Phase 3 Friday, starts thinking about Phase 4 in late June

Pritzker says Illinois is a go for Phase 3 Friday, starts thinking about Phase 4 in late June

Illinois meets all requirements to ease COVID-19 restrictions Friday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday while dangling the possibility of a return to near-norma [...]

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Churches Claim Success as Pritzker Announces New Worship Guidelines

Churches Claim Success as Pritzker Announces New Worship Guidelines

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued new guidelines for churches and religious services Thursday as most of the state prepares to move into Phase Three of its re [...]

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All 4 of Illinois’ Health Regions Will be Allowed to Enter Phase 3 Friday, Pritzker Says

All 4 of Illinois’ Health Regions Will be Allowed to Enter Phase 3 Friday, Pritzker Says

All four of Illinois’ health regions will be allowed to enter to the next phase of reopening after meeting the health criteria necessary to begin easing restri [...]

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Illinois is only state to meet all federal criteria for reopening, will move to Phase 3 on Friday

Illinois is only state to meet all federal criteria for reopening, will move to Phase 3 on Friday

"We seem to have come off the peak," said Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker during a Tuesday news briefing.

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Illinois Health Officials Provide ‘Recovery Rate’ Data for COVID-19 Cases

Illinois Health Officials Provide ‘Recovery Rate’ Data for COVID-19 Cases

In recent days, Illinois health officials have begun posting a “recovery rate” on their coronavirus data website, and Gov. J.B. Pritzker discussed the new addi [...]

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Infection rate continues steady decline, while 39 more die

Infection rate continues steady decline, while 39 more die

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker provides an update on the state's battle against the spread of the coronavirus.

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Legislator Seeking Pritzker Recall Due to Unemployment Woes

Legislator Seeking Pritzker Recall Due to Unemployment Woes

An Illinois Republican state representative on Tuesday announced plans to seek the recall of Gov. J.B. Pritzker because of woes in the state’s unemployment off [...]

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Illinois' COVID-19 hospitalizations, infection rates drop

Illinois' COVID-19 hospitalizations, infection rates drop

CHICAGO -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Tuesday that metrics measuring the severity of the coronavirus pandemic are trending downward as Illinois prepares to furthe [...]

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Judge Napolitano on challenge to Illinois lockdown: Individuals decide what is essential, not the government

Judge Napolitano on challenge to Illinois lockdown: Individuals decide what is essential, not the government

Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano weighed in on Tuesday to the fact that the Department of Justice last week intervened in an Illinois c [...]

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GOP Sues California Over Vote-by-Mail Plan

Bay Area Republican leaders have confirmed that the party is suing California over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s vote-by-mail order, claiming that the system opens itsel [...]

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Illinois Unveils Health and Safety Guidelines for Businesses Opening in Phase Three

Illinois Unveils Health and Safety Guidelines for Businesses Opening in Phase Three

With state businesses in a wide variety of industries preparing to reopen their doors under Phase Three of the state’s “Restore Illinois” plan, Gov. J.B. Pritz [...]

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Chicago clergy on seeking God in the age of COVID-19: ‘The church has left the building’ (LIVE UPDATES)

Chicago clergy on seeking God in the age of COVID-19: ‘The church has left the building’ (LIVE UPDATES)

Reporter Maudlyne Ihejirika has the full story.... LOUISVILLE, Ill. — Point by point, the judge in downstate Clay County on Friday ticked off the many ways he [...]

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Chicago Pastor Applauds President Trump’s Decision to Call Churches ‘Essential’

Chicago Pastor Applauds President Trump’s Decision to Call Churches ‘Essential’

The pastor of a Chicago church that filed a lawsuit over Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order on Friday commended President Trump for deeming relig [...]

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110 more Illinois coronavirus deaths as Pritzker calls on child care centers to reopen

110 more Illinois coronavirus deaths as Pritzker calls on child care centers to reopen

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday said thousands of child care centers will be asked to reopen next week as hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans are expected to ret [...]

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State Senate approves vote-by-mail expansion along party lines

State Senate approves vote-by-mail expansion along party lines

A major expansion of voting access for the 2020 general election is headed to the desk of Gov. J.B. Pritzker after the Illinois Senate overwhelmingly passed th [...]

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Lawmakers OK deal for COVID, workers comp

The bill details benefits for first responders and front-line workers who fall ill. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has said he supports the measure.

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Pritzker clears Illinois for reopenings Friday

That's the expected but still welcome word that came from Gov. J.B. Pritzker today as he declared Illinois has cleared medical guidelines and can proceed to Ph [...]

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Pritzker says Illinois is a go for Phase 3 Friday, starts thinking about Phase 4 in late June

Pritzker says Illinois is a go for Phase 3 Friday, starts thinking about Phase 4 in late June

Illinois meets all requirements to ease COVID-19 restrictions Friday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday while dangling the possibility of a return to near-norma [...]

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Facing multiple legal battles with churches, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to lift 10-person limit on services in new stay-at-home order

Facing multiple legal battles with churches, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to lift 10-person limit on services in new stay-at-home order

Facing a barrage of legal challenges from churches, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday that the state is issuing new public health guidelines for house of worshi [...]

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Pritzker Announces Illinois Could Shift to Phase Four as Soon as Late June

Pritzker Announces Illinois Could Shift to Phase Four as Soon as Late June

With most of the state expected to enter phase three of the Restore Illinois plan on Friday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced regions could potentially shift into [...]

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All 4 of Illinois’ Health Regions Will be Allowed to Enter Phase 3 Friday, Pritzker Says

All 4 of Illinois’ Health Regions Will be Allowed to Enter Phase 3 Friday, Pritzker Says

All four of Illinois’ health regions will be allowed to enter to the next phase of reopening after meeting the health criteria necessary to begin easing restri [...]

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced big changes to the state’s stay-at-home order Wedne [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced big changes to the state’s stay-at-home order Wednesday, and NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern has the story.... The race for Chicago mayor c [...]

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Dr. Willie Wilson Blasts Pritzker, Calls for Trump to Intervene in Dispute Over Indoor Church Services

Dr. Willie Wilson Blasts Pritzker, Calls for Trump to Intervene in Dispute Over Indoor Church Services

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says that his administration wants to help churches to hold services during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but stopped short of [...]

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Illinois Health Officials Provide ‘Recovery Rate’ Data for COVID-19 Cases

Illinois Health Officials Provide ‘Recovery Rate’ Data for COVID-19 Cases

In recent days, Illinois health officials have begun posting a “recovery rate” on their coronavirus data website, and Gov. J.B. Pritzker discussed the new addi [...]

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As many as 130K employees might return to work in Phase 3 of Chicago’s reopening plan

As many as 130K employees might return to work in Phase 3 of Chicago’s reopening plan

Ten industry-specific groups developed guidelines that are, in some cases, stronger than those released by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

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Legislator Seeking Pritzker Recall Due to Unemployment Woes

Legislator Seeking Pritzker Recall Due to Unemployment Woes

An Illinois Republican state representative on Tuesday announced plans to seek the recall of Gov. J.B. Pritzker because of woes in the state’s unemployment off [...]

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Illinois May Be Coming Down From a Peak, Pritzker Says

Illinois May Be Coming Down From a Peak, Pritzker Says

As much of Illinois prepares for its next stage of reopening, Gov. J.B. Pritzker says numbers show the state may be coming down from a peak. “We seem to have c [...]

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Pritzker Says Numbers Trending ‘in a Good Direction’ as Phase Three of Reopening Plan Nears

Pritzker Says Numbers Trending ‘in a Good Direction’ as Phase Three of Reopening Plan Nears

With the state of Illinois set to move forward into Phase Three of the “Restore Illinois” plan this week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker says that despite reopening more p [...]

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Judge Napolitano on challenge to Illinois lockdown: Individuals decide what is essential, not the government

Judge Napolitano on challenge to Illinois lockdown: Individuals decide what is essential, not the government

Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano weighed in on Tuesday to the fact that the Department of Justice last week intervened in an Illinois c [...]

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Chicago Police Disperse Grant Park Protest Against Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order

Chicago Police Disperse Grant Park Protest Against Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order

As residents across the city observe an unusual Memorial Day holiday Monday, Chicago police dispersed a group of protesters rallying against the ongoing stay-a [...]

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Facing fines and threat of closure, churches continue to hold services: ‘There is not going to be a stand down’

Facing fines and threat of closure, churches continue to hold services: ‘There is not going to be a stand down’

Despite a harsh new warning from Chicago’s public health chief, two Chicago churches defiantly held services Sunday in violation of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-a [...]

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Illinois Unveils Health and Safety Guidelines for Businesses Opening in Phase Three

Illinois Unveils Health and Safety Guidelines for Businesses Opening in Phase Three

With state businesses in a wide variety of industries preparing to reopen their doors under Phase Three of the state’s “Restore Illinois” plan, Gov. J.B. Pritz [...]

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Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion Budget, Send Measure to Pritzker’s Desk

Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion Budget, Send Measure to Pritzker’s Desk

The Illinois legislature passed a $40 billion state budget early Sunday morning that relies heavily on federal funding. The Chicago Tribune reported the spendi [...]

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75 more Illinois coronavirus deaths; state testing tops 700K

75 more Illinois coronavirus deaths; state testing tops 700K

More than half the deaths have occurred during the first three weeks of May, during what Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office has said is a plateau period for the outbr [...]

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Chicago Pastor Applauds President Trump’s Decision to Call Churches ‘Essential’

Chicago Pastor Applauds President Trump’s Decision to Call Churches ‘Essential’

The pastor of a Chicago church that filed a lawsuit over Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order on Friday commended President Trump for deeming relig [...]

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Pritzker casts doubt on Arlington plan for spectators at track this summer

Pritzker casts doubt on Arlington plan for spectators at track this summer

The president of Arlington International Racecourse said Friday the plan to reopen this summer "is not possible" without spectators in the grandstand, but Gov. [...]

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DOJ tells Illinois to handle shutdown fight in state courts

DOJ tells Illinois to handle shutdown fight in state courts

The Trump administration struck a blow for federalism Friday, filing papers in court telling Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker that the fight over his coronavirus sh [...]

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State Senate approves vote-by-mail expansion along party lines

State Senate approves vote-by-mail expansion along party lines

A major expansion of voting access for the 2020 general election is headed to the desk of Gov. J.B. Pritzker after the Illinois Senate overwhelmingly passed th [...]

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Child Care Can Reopen in Phase 3 in Illinois. Here Are the Rules

Child Care Can Reopen in Phase 3 in Illinois. Here Are the Rules

Child care providers will be allowed to reopen in Illinois as the state enters phase three of its reopening plan, likely at the end of the month, but changes a [...]

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A ‘slap in the face’ or a wise decision? Restaurateurs split on Lightfoot’s move to keep patios closed

A ‘slap in the face’ or a wise decision? Restaurateurs split on Lightfoot’s move to keep patios closed

When Mayor Lori Lightfoot broke with Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday and said she doesn’t think Chicago restaurants will be ready to reopen by next week, the ow [...]

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Councilman wants to 'set Elgin free' from COVID-19 restrictions; others rebuke him

Councilman wants to 'set Elgin free' from COVID-19 restrictions; others rebuke him

An Elgin councilman urged Gov. J.B. Pritzker to act to "set Elgin free, open Illinois," triggering a heated rebuke from most of his colleagues.

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Five Lake County churches withdraw suit against Pritzker

Five Lake County churches withdraw suit against Pritzker

Five Lake County churches who alleged Gov. J.B. Pritzker violated their religious freedom in restricting the size of their gathers, withdrew their lawsuit late [...]

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Churches Claim Success as Pritzker Announces New Worship Guidelines

Churches Claim Success as Pritzker Announces New Worship Guidelines

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued new guidelines for churches and religious services Thursday as most of the state prepares to move into Phase Three of its re [...]

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Here’s What Won’t Reopen in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Plan

Here’s What Won’t Reopen in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Plan

Much of Illinois will begin reopening on a limited scale Friday, but there are some places that still must remain closed. Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday [...]

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Five Lake County churches suing Pritzker to hold larger gatherings

Five Lake County churches suing Pritzker to hold larger gatherings

Alleging the governor's office is violating their religious freedom and "ignoring the science" behind the spread of COVID-19, five Lake County churches are sui [...]

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Illinois is only state to meet all federal criteria for reopening, will move to Phase 3 on Friday

Illinois is only state to meet all federal criteria for reopening, will move to Phase 3 on Friday

"We seem to have come off the peak," said Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker during a Tuesday news briefing.

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Pritzker to Switch to Weekly Coronavirus Press Briefings, Spokesperson Confirms

Pritzker to Switch to Weekly Coronavirus Press Briefings, Spokesperson Confirms

Since Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued an emergency declaration amid the coronavirus pandemic, he has been conducting frequent press conferences to keep resi [...]

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Pritzker Says He’ll Sign Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

Pritzker Says He’ll Sign Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he will sign a bill allowing restaurants and bars to sell mixed drinks and cocktails in to-go containers. Pritzker made the an [...]

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Infection rate continues steady decline, while 39 more die

Infection rate continues steady decline, while 39 more die

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker provides an update on the state's battle against the spread of the coronavirus.

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What reopening Illinois will look like on Friday (LIVE UPDATES)

What reopening Illinois will look like on Friday (LIVE UPDATES)

The four regions in Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s reopening plan are set to see some restrictions loosened on Friday.... Pritzker released guidelines Sunday for retaile [...]

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State to fund about $100 million for flood mitigation in Lake County

State to fund about $100 million for flood mitigation in Lake County

The state will foot the bill for about $150 million of capital projects in Lake County including about $100 million in flood mitigation, pending Gov. J.B. Prit [...]

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Illinois' COVID-19 hospitalizations, infection rates drop

Illinois' COVID-19 hospitalizations, infection rates drop

CHICAGO -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Tuesday that metrics measuring the severity of the coronavirus pandemic are trending downward as Illinois prepares to furthe [...]

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Anti-lockdown protest held at Grant Park fountain on Memorial Day

Anti-lockdown protest held at Grant Park fountain on Memorial Day

A crowd protested Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order as an affront to the freedoms that service members have died defending

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What casinos look like in a post-pandemic world (LIVE UPDATES)

What casinos look like in a post-pandemic world (LIVE UPDATES)

The Illinois Senate approved a Chicago casino Saturday night 42-14, a feat decades in the making, now bound for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk. It marked a huge fea [...]

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GOP Sues California Over Vote-by-Mail Plan

Bay Area Republican leaders have confirmed that the party is suing California over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s vote-by-mail order, claiming that the system opens itsel [...]

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Illinois announces 67 more coronavirus deaths as state inches toward Phase 3 reopening

Illinois announces 67 more coronavirus deaths as state inches toward Phase 3 reopening

The deaths and 2,508 new cases were announced on the same day Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveiled specific guidelines for more businesses to open in coming days.

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Phase Three: What Illinois Businesses Must Do To Adhere to Reopening Guidelines

With the state of Illinois looking to enter Phase Three of the “Restore Illinois” plan in the coming days, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Pu [...]

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Chicago clergy on seeking God in the age of COVID-19: ‘The church has left the building’ (LIVE UPDATES)

Chicago clergy on seeking God in the age of COVID-19: ‘The church has left the building’ (LIVE UPDATES)

Reporter Maudlyne Ihejirika has the full story.... LOUISVILLE, Ill. — Point by point, the judge in downstate Clay County on Friday ticked off the many ways he [...]

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The Trump administration struck a blow for federalism Friday, filing papers in c [...]

The Trump administration struck a blow for federalism Friday, filing papers in c [...]

The Trump administration struck a blow for federalism Friday, filing papers in court telling Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker that the fight over his coronavirus sh [...]

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110 more Illinois coronavirus deaths as Pritzker calls on child care centers to reopen

110 more Illinois coronavirus deaths as Pritzker calls on child care centers to reopen

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday said thousands of child care centers will be asked to reopen next week as hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans are expected to ret [...]

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Justice Department Supports Lawsuit Challenging Pritzker’s Stay-at-Home Order

Justice Department Supports Lawsuit Challenging Pritzker’s Stay-at-Home Order

The U.S. Department of Justice announced its support Friday of a lawsuit filed by an Illinois lawmaker challenging restrictions imposed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s [...]

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DOJ intervenes in case challenging Illinois coronavirus restrictions, says governor went too far

DOJ intervenes in case challenging Illinois coronavirus restrictions, says governor went too far

The Department of Justice on Friday intervened in an Illinois case that has the potential to invalidate the state’s stay-at-home order implemented by Democrati [...]

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Lawmakers OK deal for COVID, workers comp

The bill details benefits for first responders and front-line workers who fall ill. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has said he supports the measure.

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Pritzker clears Illinois for reopenings Friday

That's the expected but still welcome word that came from Gov. J.B. Pritzker today as he declared Illinois has cleared medical guidelines and can proceed to Ph [...]

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Councilman wants to 'set Elgin free' from COVID-19 restrictions; others rebuke him

Councilman wants to 'set Elgin free' from COVID-19 restrictions; others rebuke him

An Elgin councilman urged Gov. J.B. Pritzker to act to "set Elgin free, open Illinois," triggering a heated rebuke from most of his colleagues.

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Pritzker says Illinois is a go for Phase 3 Friday, starts thinking about Phase 4 in late June

Pritzker says Illinois is a go for Phase 3 Friday, starts thinking about Phase 4 in late June

Illinois meets all requirements to ease COVID-19 restrictions Friday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday while dangling the possibility of a return to near-norma [...]

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Five Lake County churches withdraw suit against Pritzker

Five Lake County churches withdraw suit against Pritzker

Five Lake County churches who alleged Gov. J.B. Pritzker violated their religious freedom in restricting the size of their gathers, withdrew their lawsuit late [...]

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Facing multiple legal battles with churches, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to lift 10-person limit on services in new stay-at-home order

Facing multiple legal battles with churches, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to lift 10-person limit on services in new stay-at-home order

Facing a barrage of legal challenges from churches, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday that the state is issuing new public health guidelines for house of worshi [...]

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Churches Claim Success as Pritzker Announces New Worship Guidelines

Churches Claim Success as Pritzker Announces New Worship Guidelines

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued new guidelines for churches and religious services Thursday as most of the state prepares to move into Phase Three of its re [...]

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Pritzker Announces Illinois Could Shift to Phase Four as Soon as Late June

Pritzker Announces Illinois Could Shift to Phase Four as Soon as Late June

With most of the state expected to enter phase three of the Restore Illinois plan on Friday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced regions could potentially shift into [...]

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Here’s What Won’t Reopen in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Plan

Here’s What Won’t Reopen in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Plan

Much of Illinois will begin reopening on a limited scale Friday, but there are some places that still must remain closed. Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday [...]

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All 4 of Illinois’ Health Regions Will be Allowed to Enter Phase 3 Friday, Pritzker Says

All 4 of Illinois’ Health Regions Will be Allowed to Enter Phase 3 Friday, Pritzker Says

All four of Illinois’ health regions will be allowed to enter to the next phase of reopening after meeting the health criteria necessary to begin easing restri [...]

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Five Lake County churches suing Pritzker to hold larger gatherings

Five Lake County churches suing Pritzker to hold larger gatherings

Alleging the governor's office is violating their religious freedom and "ignoring the science" behind the spread of COVID-19, five Lake County churches are sui [...]

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced big changes to the state’s stay-at-home order Wedne [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced big changes to the state’s stay-at-home order Wednesday, and NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern has the story.... The race for Chicago mayor c [...]

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Illinois is only state to meet all federal criteria for reopening, will move to Phase 3 on Friday

Illinois is only state to meet all federal criteria for reopening, will move to Phase 3 on Friday

"We seem to have come off the peak," said Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker during a Tuesday news briefing.

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Dr. Willie Wilson Blasts Pritzker, Calls for Trump to Intervene in Dispute Over Indoor Church Services

Dr. Willie Wilson Blasts Pritzker, Calls for Trump to Intervene in Dispute Over Indoor Church Services

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says that his administration wants to help churches to hold services during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but stopped short of [...]

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Pritzker to Switch to Weekly Coronavirus Press Briefings, Spokesperson Confirms

Pritzker to Switch to Weekly Coronavirus Press Briefings, Spokesperson Confirms

Since Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued an emergency declaration amid the coronavirus pandemic, he has been conducting frequent press conferences to keep resi [...]

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Illinois Health Officials Provide ‘Recovery Rate’ Data for COVID-19 Cases

Illinois Health Officials Provide ‘Recovery Rate’ Data for COVID-19 Cases

In recent days, Illinois health officials have begun posting a “recovery rate” on their coronavirus data website, and Gov. J.B. Pritzker discussed the new addi [...]

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Pritzker Says He’ll Sign Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

Pritzker Says He’ll Sign Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he will sign a bill allowing restaurants and bars to sell mixed drinks and cocktails in to-go containers. Pritzker made the an [...]

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Infection rate continues steady decline, while 39 more die

Infection rate continues steady decline, while 39 more die

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker provides an update on the state's battle against the spread of the coronavirus.

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As many as 130K employees might return to work in Phase 3 of Chicago’s reopening plan

As many as 130K employees might return to work in Phase 3 of Chicago’s reopening plan

Ten industry-specific groups developed guidelines that are, in some cases, stronger than those released by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

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What reopening Illinois will look like on Friday (LIVE UPDATES)

What reopening Illinois will look like on Friday (LIVE UPDATES)

The four regions in Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s reopening plan are set to see some restrictions loosened on Friday.... Pritzker released guidelines Sunday for retaile [...]

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Legislator Seeking Pritzker Recall Due to Unemployment Woes

Legislator Seeking Pritzker Recall Due to Unemployment Woes

An Illinois Republican state representative on Tuesday announced plans to seek the recall of Gov. J.B. Pritzker because of woes in the state’s unemployment off [...]

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State to fund about $100 million for flood mitigation in Lake County

State to fund about $100 million for flood mitigation in Lake County

The state will foot the bill for about $150 million of capital projects in Lake County including about $100 million in flood mitigation, pending Gov. J.B. Prit [...]

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Illinois May Be Coming Down From a Peak, Pritzker Says

Illinois May Be Coming Down From a Peak, Pritzker Says

As much of Illinois prepares for its next stage of reopening, Gov. J.B. Pritzker says numbers show the state may be coming down from a peak. “We seem to have c [...]

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Illinois' COVID-19 hospitalizations, infection rates drop

Illinois' COVID-19 hospitalizations, infection rates drop

CHICAGO -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Tuesday that metrics measuring the severity of the coronavirus pandemic are trending downward as Illinois prepares to furthe [...]

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Pritzker Says Numbers Trending ‘in a Good Direction’ as Phase Three of Reopening Plan Nears

Pritzker Says Numbers Trending ‘in a Good Direction’ as Phase Three of Reopening Plan Nears

With the state of Illinois set to move forward into Phase Three of the “Restore Illinois” plan this week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker says that despite reopening more p [...]

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Anti-lockdown protest held at Grant Park fountain on Memorial Day

Anti-lockdown protest held at Grant Park fountain on Memorial Day

A crowd protested Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order as an affront to the freedoms that service members have died defending

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Judge Napolitano on challenge to Illinois lockdown: Individuals decide what is essential, not the government

Judge Napolitano on challenge to Illinois lockdown: Individuals decide what is essential, not the government

Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano weighed in on Tuesday to the fact that the Department of Justice last week intervened in an Illinois c [...]

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What casinos look like in a post-pandemic world (LIVE UPDATES)

What casinos look like in a post-pandemic world (LIVE UPDATES)

The Illinois Senate approved a Chicago casino Saturday night 42-14, a feat decades in the making, now bound for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk. It marked a huge fea [...]

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Chicago Police Disperse Grant Park Protest Against Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order

Chicago Police Disperse Grant Park Protest Against Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order

As residents across the city observe an unusual Memorial Day holiday Monday, Chicago police dispersed a group of protesters rallying against the ongoing stay-a [...]

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GOP Sues California Over Vote-by-Mail Plan

Bay Area Republican leaders have confirmed that the party is suing California over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s vote-by-mail order, claiming that the system opens itsel [...]

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Facing fines and threat of closure, churches continue to hold services: ‘There is not going to be a stand down’

Facing fines and threat of closure, churches continue to hold services: ‘There is not going to be a stand down’

Despite a harsh new warning from Chicago’s public health chief, two Chicago churches defiantly held services Sunday in violation of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-a [...]

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Illinois announces 67 more coronavirus deaths as state inches toward Phase 3 reopening

Illinois announces 67 more coronavirus deaths as state inches toward Phase 3 reopening

The deaths and 2,508 new cases were announced on the same day Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveiled specific guidelines for more businesses to open in coming days.

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Illinois Unveils Health and Safety Guidelines for Businesses Opening in Phase Three

Illinois Unveils Health and Safety Guidelines for Businesses Opening in Phase Three

With state businesses in a wide variety of industries preparing to reopen their doors under Phase Three of the state’s “Restore Illinois” plan, Gov. J.B. Pritz [...]

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Phase Three: What Illinois Businesses Must Do To Adhere to Reopening Guidelines

With the state of Illinois looking to enter Phase Three of the “Restore Illinois” plan in the coming days, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Pu [...]

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Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion Budget, Send Measure to Pritzker’s Desk

Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion Budget, Send Measure to Pritzker’s Desk

The Illinois legislature passed a $40 billion state budget early Sunday morning that relies heavily on federal funding. The Chicago Tribune reported the spendi [...]

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Chicago clergy on seeking God in the age of COVID-19: ‘The church has left the building’ (LIVE UPDATES)

Chicago clergy on seeking God in the age of COVID-19: ‘The church has left the building’ (LIVE UPDATES)

Reporter Maudlyne Ihejirika has the full story.... LOUISVILLE, Ill. — Point by point, the judge in downstate Clay County on Friday ticked off the many ways he [...]

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75 more Illinois coronavirus deaths; state testing tops 700K

75 more Illinois coronavirus deaths; state testing tops 700K

More than half the deaths have occurred during the first three weeks of May, during what Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office has said is a plateau period for the outbr [...]

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Chicago Pastor Applauds President Trump’s Decision to Call Churches ‘Essential’

Chicago Pastor Applauds President Trump’s Decision to Call Churches ‘Essential’

The pastor of a Chicago church that filed a lawsuit over Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order on Friday commended President Trump for deeming relig [...]

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The Trump administration struck a blow for federalism Friday, filing papers in c [...]

The Trump administration struck a blow for federalism Friday, filing papers in c [...]

The Trump administration struck a blow for federalism Friday, filing papers in court telling Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker that the fight over his coronavirus sh [...]

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Pritzker casts doubt on Arlington plan for spectators at track this summer

Pritzker casts doubt on Arlington plan for spectators at track this summer

The president of Arlington International Racecourse said Friday the plan to reopen this summer "is not possible" without spectators in the grandstand, but Gov. [...]

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110 more Illinois coronavirus deaths as Pritzker calls on child care centers to reopen

110 more Illinois coronavirus deaths as Pritzker calls on child care centers to reopen

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday said thousands of child care centers will be asked to reopen next week as hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans are expected to ret [...]

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DOJ tells Illinois to handle shutdown fight in state courts

DOJ tells Illinois to handle shutdown fight in state courts

The Trump administration struck a blow for federalism Friday, filing papers in court telling Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker that the fight over his coronavirus sh [...]

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Justice Department Supports Lawsuit Challenging Pritzker’s Stay-at-Home Order

Justice Department Supports Lawsuit Challenging Pritzker’s Stay-at-Home Order

The U.S. Department of Justice announced its support Friday of a lawsuit filed by an Illinois lawmaker challenging restrictions imposed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s [...]

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State Senate approves vote-by-mail expansion along party lines

State Senate approves vote-by-mail expansion along party lines

A major expansion of voting access for the 2020 general election is headed to the desk of Gov. J.B. Pritzker after the Illinois Senate overwhelmingly passed th [...]

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DOJ intervenes in case challenging Illinois coronavirus restrictions, says governor went too far

DOJ intervenes in case challenging Illinois coronavirus restrictions, says governor went too far

The Department of Justice on Friday intervened in an Illinois case that has the potential to invalidate the state’s stay-at-home order implemented by Democrati [...]

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Child Care Can Reopen in Phase 3 in Illinois. Here Are the Rules

Child Care Can Reopen in Phase 3 in Illinois. Here Are the Rules

Child care providers will be allowed to reopen in Illinois as the state enters phase three of its reopening plan, likely at the end of the month, but changes a [...]

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Lawmakers OK deal for COVID, workers comp

The bill details benefits for first responders and front-line workers who fall ill. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has said he supports the measure.

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A ‘slap in the face’ or a wise decision? Restaurateurs split on Lightfoot’s move to keep patios closed

A ‘slap in the face’ or a wise decision? Restaurateurs split on Lightfoot’s move to keep patios closed

When Mayor Lori Lightfoot broke with Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday and said she doesn’t think Chicago restaurants will be ready to reopen by next week, the ow [...]

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