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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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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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Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday to Illinois’ Reopening Plan

Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday to Illinois’ Reopening Plan

As Illinois moves closer to the end of May, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a series of revisions to the state’s phased reopening plan. The biggest changes will i [...]

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Elmhurst mayor to governor: We're ready to reopen

Elmhurst mayor to governor: We're ready to reopen

Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley on Tuesday continued to press Gov. J.B. Pritzker to separate Elmhurst and the rest of DuPage County from the Northeast region of th [...]

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Rep. Garcia urges Gov. J.B. Pritzker to ensure Illinois Hispanics are hired as contact tracers

Rep. Garcia urges Gov. J.B. Pritzker to ensure Illinois Hispanics are hired as contact tracers

Garcia said, "Keep in mind, Governor, there is a body of these folks who are experienced, who people trust and they know how to knock on doors when it is safe [...]

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Illinois to Offer Free Virtual Job Training to Unemployed Residents

Illinois to Offer Free Virtual Job Training to Unemployed Residents

On the same day Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Illinois has processed over one-million traditional unemployment claims, the governor launched a new online initia [...]

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Kendall County Sheriff’s Department Will Not Enforce Stay-at-Home Order, Sheriff Says

Kendall County Sheriff’s Department Will Not Enforce Stay-at-Home Order, Sheriff Says

The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office will no longer enforce Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order after Sheriff Dwight Baird sent a letter outlining [...]

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Column: Suburban officials urge Pritzker to separate collar counties from Cook in reopening plan

Column: Suburban officials urge Pritzker to separate collar counties from Cook in reopening plan

Mayors of New Lenox and Lockport are among south suburban elected leaders joining a growing chorus calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to revise his plan for reopeni [...]

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Food Delivery Changes, Reopening Push

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Food Delivery Changes, Reopening Push

(NOTE: Daily press conferences from Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be streamed live in the player above. Check back for updates.) Wit [...]

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker calls on legislature to ‘act expeditiously’ on coronavirus relief package as state reports record 4,000 new cases

Gov. J.B. Pritzker calls on legislature to ‘act expeditiously’ on coronavirus relief package as state reports record 4,000 new cases

On the same day Illinois reported a record number of new coronavirus cases, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said state lawmakers “must convene” to approve a relief package [...]

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Why Experts Say It’s a Good Thing Illinois’ Peak in Coronavirus Cases Has Shifted Later

Why Experts Say It’s a Good Thing Illinois’ Peak in Coronavirus Cases Has Shifted Later

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that modeling shows Illinois likely won’t hit its peak of coronavirus cases until potentially mid-June, later than initially exp [...]

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Elmhurst Mayor Asks Pritzker to Reconsider Reopening Plan, Health Care Region Grouping

Elmhurst Mayor Asks Pritzker to Reconsider Reopening Plan, Health Care Region Grouping

The mayor of suburban Elmhurst has asked Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to reconsider portions of his plan to reopen Illinois, particularly including the city and [...]

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Top Illinois Republicans Call on Pritzker to Ease Restrictions in Phased Reopening Plan

Top Illinois Republicans Call on Pritzker to Ease Restrictions in Phased Reopening Plan

Top Republican lawmakers are calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to make a series of changes to his administration’s phased reopening plan, arguing that “less restri [...]

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Pritzker Defends Extended Order, Faces Salon Owner Lawsuit

Pritzker Defends Extended Order, Faces Salon Owner Lawsuit

Gov. J.B. Pritzker defended his stay-at-home order and incremental plans to reopen, saying Sunday that Illinois residents have to change the way things are don [...]

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If you reopen for business early and somebody dies, don’t expect your insurance company to bail you out | Rich Miller

If you reopen for business early and somebody dies, don’t expect your insurance company to bail you out | Rich Miller

When towns and businesses refuse to enforce Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, trial lawyers might step in and insurance companies might take a walk.

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When Will Illinois Restaurants Open for Dine-in? Not Until Late June at the Absolute Earliest

When Will Illinois Restaurants Open for Dine-in? Not Until Late June at the Absolute Earliest

When will restaurants in Illinois be able to allow patrons to dine in again? Under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s reopening plan, not until late June at the very earlies [...]

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Naperville gym owner to Pritzker: Small gyms are essential and should reopen

Naperville gym owner to Pritzker: Small gyms are essential and should reopen

A Naperville gym owner is making the case to Gov. J.B. Pritzker that his business and others like it should be considered essential and allowed to reopen.

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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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Phase 3 in Illinois: What’s Allowed and What Can Reopen

Phase 3 in Illinois: What’s Allowed and What Can Reopen

With much of Illinois on track to enter the next phase of reopening at the end of the month, changes are in store. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has announced a series of [...]

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Restaurants Can Open With Outdoor Seating in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Reopening: Pritzker

Restaurants Can Open With Outdoor Seating in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Reopening: Pritzker

Illinois restaurants will be allowed to open with outdoor seating only in phase three of the state’s reopening plan, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday. Th [...]

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Naperville Park District Will Sue to Reopen More Quickly

Naperville Park District Will Sue to Reopen More Quickly

The Naperville Park District will reopen some of its facilities and programs on June 1 and plans to take legal action in an effort to reopen entirely on its ow [...]

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'I am not going to be anybody's boogeyman': DuPage sheriff says county is ready to reopen

'I am not going to be anybody's boogeyman': DuPage sheriff says county is ready to reopen

DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick has joined a chorus of suburban law enforcement officials who say they won't enforce Gov. J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home ord [...]

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All Regions in Illinois Now on Track to Move to Phase 3 at End of May, Pritzker Says

All Regions in Illinois Now on Track to Move to Phase 3 at End of May, Pritzker Says

With just over two weeks left in Illinois’ stay-at-home order, all regions across the state are now on track to meet the metrics needed to move into the next p [...]

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Shutdown supporters take on constitutional-rights backers in final Kane County COVID-19 chat

Shutdown supporters take on constitutional-rights backers in final Kane County COVID-19 chat

Supporters of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's COVID-19 efforts showed up in large numbers for the first time in the final Kane County public video discussion with residen [...]

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Federal judge spikes 2 Chicago-area churches’ legal challenge to Pritzker’s stay-at-home order

Federal judge spikes 2 Chicago-area churches’ legal challenge to Pritzker’s stay-at-home order

A federal judge has denied a bid by two local churches challenging Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s coronavirus stay-at-home order.

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday urged state lawmakers to “act expeditiously” on a  [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday urged state lawmakers to “act expeditiously” on a [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday urged state lawmakers to “act expeditiously” on a relief package for families, small businesses and communities across the state, [...]

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Pritzker Calls on State Legislature to Convene to Address Budget, Small Business Relief

Pritzker Calls on State Legislature to Convene to Address Budget, Small Business Relief

With a wide variety of issues facing the state amid the coronavirus pandemic, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is calling on the General Assembly to convene and beg [...]

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Blue Angels Chicago, United Airlines, Peak Changes

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Blue Angels Chicago, United Airlines, Peak Changes

(NOTE: Daily press conferences from Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be streamed live in the player above. Check back for updates.) Chi [...]

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Pritzker: Virus peak now mid-June, but end of May still the target for next reopening phase

Pritzker: Virus peak now mid-June, but end of May still the target for next reopening phase

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said new modeling data shows the state's COVID-19 cases won't peak until mid-June, a month later than expected.... The new modeling results [...]

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Member of Pritzker’s Senior Staff Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Member of Pritzker’s Senior Staff Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A member of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s senior staff tested positive for coronavirus late last week, his office said Monday, prompting all staff to work from home mov [...]

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Saturday with COVID-19

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Saturday with COVID-19

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday laid out a “five-star” plan for reopening Chicago, a multiphase approach that offers no timetable but sets tougher benchmarks to [...]

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The governor of Illinois — the Democratic governor of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker —  [...]

The governor of Illinois — the Democratic governor of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker — [...]

The governor of Illinois — the Democratic governor of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker — made an astonishing announcement just recently that went like this: Due to Covi [...]

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Here’s how Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes to reopen Chicago

Here’s how Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes to reopen Chicago

Like Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan, the mayor’s version has five phases — with Chicago stuck in Phase 2. But Lightfoot plans to reevaluate whether to move to the n [...]

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When Will Chicago-Area Shopping Malls Reopen? Not for Awhile, Pritzker Indicates

When Will Chicago-Area Shopping Malls Reopen? Not for Awhile, Pritzker Indicates

When will shopping malls across the Chicago area reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic? Not for awhile, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday – a directive [...]

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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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Read Pritzker’s Full Statement on Allowing Illinois Restaurants to Reopen With Outdoor Seating in Phase 3

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday announced that Illinois restaurants will be allowed to re-open for outdoor seating in phase three of the state’s reopening plan [...]

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker continued to preach patience Tuesday even as the state’s test [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker continued to preach patience Tuesday even as the state’s test [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker continued to preach patience Tuesday even as the state’s testing rate for COVID-19 greatly improved and hospitalizations were at their lowes [...]

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Palatine, Arlington Heights and Hoffman Estates go on record seeking change in state's reopening plan

Palatine, Arlington Heights and Hoffman Estates go on record seeking change in state's reopening plan

Palatine, Arlington Heights and Hoffman Estates passed resolutions Monday calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to alter the Restore Illinois plan in an effort to help [...]

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Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Calls Pritzker’s Warning ‘Insulting’

Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Calls Pritzker’s Warning ‘Insulting’

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association on Thursday pushed back on Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s warning that counties could face consequences if they disobey the state’s st [...]

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Catholic churches outline plan for gradual reopening (LIVE UPDATES)

Catholic churches outline plan for gradual reopening (LIVE UPDATES)

According to the statements released by Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich, Rockford’s Bishop David Malloy and Joliet’s Apostolic Administrator Richard Pates, the [...]

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Gov. Pritzker apologizes for his comments on MLB players ‘holding out’ for more money: ‘I absolutely support that right’ to collectively bargain

Gov. Pritzker apologizes for his comments on MLB players ‘holding out’ for more money: ‘I absolutely support that right’ to collectively bargain

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker walked back his comments about Major League Baseball players, apologizing for “leaving the impression that baseball players shouldn [...]

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Legislators to return to Springfield next week to iron out budget, pressing pandemic issues

Legislators to return to Springfield next week to iron out budget, pressing pandemic issues

House Democrats were told many of the details during a virtual caucus Wednesday morning, a day after Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he wants legislators back in sessi [...]

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Elmhurst Balks at Joining Chicago in Comeback Effort

Elmhurst Balks at Joining Chicago in Comeback Effort

When he set up his “Restore Illinois” plan, Gov. J.B. Pritzker divided the state into four regions, so that key metrics could be monitored for reopening busine [...]

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144 more die in Illinois from COVID-19 as fatalities top 3,600 and state hits record for new cases

144 more die in Illinois from COVID-19 as fatalities top 3,600 and state hits record for new cases

Tuesday marked a record-high number of new cases — 4,014 — although Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office said that positive count came from 29,266 tests results. That’s [...]

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here's the latest on COVID-19

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here's the latest on COVID-19

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that the Chicago region is not on track to move to the next phase of his reopening plan later this month, and models now indicat [...]

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Illinois May Not Hit Coronavirus Cases Peak Until Mid-June, Pritzker Warns

Illinois May Not Hit Coronavirus Cases Peak Until Mid-June, Pritzker Warns

During his daily coronavirus press briefing, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that modelling data now indicates that the state may not hit its peak of coronavi [...]

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he’s not banking on any help from the federal government [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he’s not banking on any help from the federal government [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he’s not banking on any help from the federal government as he tries to meet goals for daily COVID-19 testing and contact tracing.... “ [...]

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Illinois Restaurant Association Opposes Governors Reopening Plan, Wants Faster Timeline

Illinois Restaurant Association Opposes Governors Reopening Plan, Wants Faster Timeline

The Illinois Restaurant Association has called for Gov. J.B. Pritzker to speed up the timeline for opening the state’s restaurants and bars, saying the delay i [...]

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Mayor Lightfoot Asks Chicago Residents to Fill Out Survey on Reopening

Mayor Lightfoot Asks Chicago Residents to Fill Out Survey on Reopening

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday asked residents to take a survey to help the city gauge public opinion regarding stay-at-home orders and plans for reope [...]

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Read Mayor Lightfoot’s Plan for Reopening Chicago

Read Mayor Lightfoot’s Plan for Reopening Chicago

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday unveiled city-specific guidelines for reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. Lightfoot’s plan includes five phases, [...]

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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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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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Phase 3 in Illinois: What’s Allowed and What Can Reopen

Phase 3 in Illinois: What’s Allowed and What Can Reopen

With much of Illinois on track to enter the next phase of reopening at the end of the month, changes are in store. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has announced a series of [...]

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Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday to Illinois’ Reopening Plan

Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday to Illinois’ Reopening Plan

As Illinois moves closer to the end of May, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a series of revisions to the state’s phased reopening plan. The biggest changes will i [...]

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker continued to preach patience Tuesday even as the state’s test [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker continued to preach patience Tuesday even as the state’s test [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker continued to preach patience Tuesday even as the state’s testing rate for COVID-19 greatly improved and hospitalizations were at their lowes [...]

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Naperville Park District Will Sue to Reopen More Quickly

Naperville Park District Will Sue to Reopen More Quickly

The Naperville Park District will reopen some of its facilities and programs on June 1 and plans to take legal action in an effort to reopen entirely on its ow [...]

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Rep. Garcia urges Gov. J.B. Pritzker to ensure Illinois Hispanics are hired as contact tracers

Rep. Garcia urges Gov. J.B. Pritzker to ensure Illinois Hispanics are hired as contact tracers

Garcia said, "Keep in mind, Governor, there is a body of these folks who are experienced, who people trust and they know how to knock on doors when it is safe [...]

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Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Calls Pritzker’s Warning ‘Insulting’

Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Calls Pritzker’s Warning ‘Insulting’

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association on Thursday pushed back on Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s warning that counties could face consequences if they disobey the state’s st [...]

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All Regions in Illinois Now on Track to Move to Phase 3 at End of May, Pritzker Says

All Regions in Illinois Now on Track to Move to Phase 3 at End of May, Pritzker Says

With just over two weeks left in Illinois’ stay-at-home order, all regions across the state are now on track to meet the metrics needed to move into the next p [...]

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Kendall County Sheriff’s Department Will Not Enforce Stay-at-Home Order, Sheriff Says

Kendall County Sheriff’s Department Will Not Enforce Stay-at-Home Order, Sheriff Says

The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office will no longer enforce Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order after Sheriff Dwight Baird sent a letter outlining [...]

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Gov. Pritzker apologizes for his comments on MLB players ‘holding out’ for more money: ‘I absolutely support that right’ to collectively bargain

Gov. Pritzker apologizes for his comments on MLB players ‘holding out’ for more money: ‘I absolutely support that right’ to collectively bargain

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker walked back his comments about Major League Baseball players, apologizing for “leaving the impression that baseball players shouldn [...]

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Federal judge spikes 2 Chicago-area churches’ legal challenge to Pritzker’s stay-at-home order

Federal judge spikes 2 Chicago-area churches’ legal challenge to Pritzker’s stay-at-home order

A federal judge has denied a bid by two local churches challenging Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s coronavirus stay-at-home order.

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Food Delivery Changes, Reopening Push

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Food Delivery Changes, Reopening Push

(NOTE: Daily press conferences from Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be streamed live in the player above. Check back for updates.) Wit [...]

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Elmhurst Balks at Joining Chicago in Comeback Effort

Elmhurst Balks at Joining Chicago in Comeback Effort

When he set up his “Restore Illinois” plan, Gov. J.B. Pritzker divided the state into four regions, so that key metrics could be monitored for reopening busine [...]

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Pritzker Calls on State Legislature to Convene to Address Budget, Small Business Relief

Pritzker Calls on State Legislature to Convene to Address Budget, Small Business Relief

With a wide variety of issues facing the state amid the coronavirus pandemic, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is calling on the General Assembly to convene and beg [...]

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Why Experts Say It’s a Good Thing Illinois’ Peak in Coronavirus Cases Has Shifted Later

Why Experts Say It’s a Good Thing Illinois’ Peak in Coronavirus Cases Has Shifted Later

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that modeling shows Illinois likely won’t hit its peak of coronavirus cases until potentially mid-June, later than initially exp [...]

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here's the latest on COVID-19

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here's the latest on COVID-19

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that the Chicago region is not on track to move to the next phase of his reopening plan later this month, and models now indicat [...]

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Pritzker: Virus peak now mid-June, but end of May still the target for next reopening phase

Pritzker: Virus peak now mid-June, but end of May still the target for next reopening phase

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said new modeling data shows the state's COVID-19 cases won't peak until mid-June, a month later than expected.... The new modeling results [...]

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Top Illinois Republicans Call on Pritzker to Ease Restrictions in Phased Reopening Plan

Top Illinois Republicans Call on Pritzker to Ease Restrictions in Phased Reopening Plan

Top Republican lawmakers are calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to make a series of changes to his administration’s phased reopening plan, arguing that “less restri [...]

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he’s not banking on any help from the federal government [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he’s not banking on any help from the federal government [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he’s not banking on any help from the federal government as he tries to meet goals for daily COVID-19 testing and contact tracing.... “ [...]

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Saturday with COVID-19

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Saturday with COVID-19

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday laid out a “five-star” plan for reopening Chicago, a multiphase approach that offers no timetable but sets tougher benchmarks to [...]

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If you reopen for business early and somebody dies, don’t expect your insurance company to bail you out | Rich Miller

If you reopen for business early and somebody dies, don’t expect your insurance company to bail you out | Rich Miller

When towns and businesses refuse to enforce Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, trial lawyers might step in and insurance companies might take a walk.

Read full article: If you reopen for business early and som...→
Mayor Lightfoot Asks Chicago Residents to Fill Out Survey on Reopening

Mayor Lightfoot Asks Chicago Residents to Fill Out Survey on Reopening

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday asked residents to take a survey to help the city gauge public opinion regarding stay-at-home orders and plans for reope [...]

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Here’s how Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes to reopen Chicago

Here’s how Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes to reopen Chicago

Like Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan, the mayor’s version has five phases — with Chicago stuck in Phase 2. But Lightfoot plans to reevaluate whether to move to the n [...]

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Naperville gym owner to Pritzker: Small gyms are essential and should reopen

Naperville gym owner to Pritzker: Small gyms are essential and should reopen

A Naperville gym owner is making the case to Gov. J.B. Pritzker that his business and others like it should be considered essential and allowed to reopen.

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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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Read Pritzker’s Full Statement on Allowing Illinois Restaurants to Reopen With Outdoor Seating in Phase 3

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday announced that Illinois restaurants will be allowed to re-open for outdoor seating in phase three of the state’s reopening plan [...]

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Restaurants Can Open With Outdoor Seating in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Reopening: Pritzker

Restaurants Can Open With Outdoor Seating in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Reopening: Pritzker

Illinois restaurants will be allowed to open with outdoor seating only in phase three of the state’s reopening plan, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday. Th [...]

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Elmhurst mayor to governor: We're ready to reopen

Elmhurst mayor to governor: We're ready to reopen

Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley on Tuesday continued to press Gov. J.B. Pritzker to separate Elmhurst and the rest of DuPage County from the Northeast region of th [...]

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Palatine, Arlington Heights and Hoffman Estates go on record seeking change in state's reopening plan

Palatine, Arlington Heights and Hoffman Estates go on record seeking change in state's reopening plan

Palatine, Arlington Heights and Hoffman Estates passed resolutions Monday calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to alter the Restore Illinois plan in an effort to help [...]

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'I am not going to be anybody's boogeyman': DuPage sheriff says county is ready to reopen

'I am not going to be anybody's boogeyman': DuPage sheriff says county is ready to reopen

DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick has joined a chorus of suburban law enforcement officials who say they won't enforce Gov. J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home ord [...]

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Illinois to Offer Free Virtual Job Training to Unemployed Residents

Illinois to Offer Free Virtual Job Training to Unemployed Residents

On the same day Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Illinois has processed over one-million traditional unemployment claims, the governor launched a new online initia [...]

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Catholic churches outline plan for gradual reopening (LIVE UPDATES)

Catholic churches outline plan for gradual reopening (LIVE UPDATES)

According to the statements released by Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich, Rockford’s Bishop David Malloy and Joliet’s Apostolic Administrator Richard Pates, the [...]

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Shutdown supporters take on constitutional-rights backers in final Kane County COVID-19 chat

Shutdown supporters take on constitutional-rights backers in final Kane County COVID-19 chat

Supporters of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's COVID-19 efforts showed up in large numbers for the first time in the final Kane County public video discussion with residen [...]

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Column: Suburban officials urge Pritzker to separate collar counties from Cook in reopening plan

Column: Suburban officials urge Pritzker to separate collar counties from Cook in reopening plan

Mayors of New Lenox and Lockport are among south suburban elected leaders joining a growing chorus calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to revise his plan for reopeni [...]

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Legislators to return to Springfield next week to iron out budget, pressing pandemic issues

Legislators to return to Springfield next week to iron out budget, pressing pandemic issues

House Democrats were told many of the details during a virtual caucus Wednesday morning, a day after Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he wants legislators back in sessi [...]

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday urged state lawmakers to “act expeditiously” on a  [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday urged state lawmakers to “act expeditiously” on a [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday urged state lawmakers to “act expeditiously” on a relief package for families, small businesses and communities across the state, [...]

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker calls on legislature to ‘act expeditiously’ on coronavirus relief package as state reports record 4,000 new cases

Gov. J.B. Pritzker calls on legislature to ‘act expeditiously’ on coronavirus relief package as state reports record 4,000 new cases

On the same day Illinois reported a record number of new coronavirus cases, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said state lawmakers “must convene” to approve a relief package [...]

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144 more die in Illinois from COVID-19 as fatalities top 3,600 and state hits record for new cases

144 more die in Illinois from COVID-19 as fatalities top 3,600 and state hits record for new cases

Tuesday marked a record-high number of new cases — 4,014 — although Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office said that positive count came from 29,266 tests results. That’s [...]

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Blue Angels Chicago, United Airlines, Peak Changes

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Blue Angels Chicago, United Airlines, Peak Changes

(NOTE: Daily press conferences from Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be streamed live in the player above. Check back for updates.) Chi [...]

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Elmhurst Mayor Asks Pritzker to Reconsider Reopening Plan, Health Care Region Grouping

Elmhurst Mayor Asks Pritzker to Reconsider Reopening Plan, Health Care Region Grouping

The mayor of suburban Elmhurst has asked Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to reconsider portions of his plan to reopen Illinois, particularly including the city and [...]

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Illinois May Not Hit Coronavirus Cases Peak Until Mid-June, Pritzker Warns

Illinois May Not Hit Coronavirus Cases Peak Until Mid-June, Pritzker Warns

During his daily coronavirus press briefing, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that modelling data now indicates that the state may not hit its peak of coronavi [...]

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Member of Pritzker’s Senior Staff Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Member of Pritzker’s Senior Staff Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A member of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s senior staff tested positive for coronavirus late last week, his office said Monday, prompting all staff to work from home mov [...]

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Pritzker Defends Extended Order, Faces Salon Owner Lawsuit

Pritzker Defends Extended Order, Faces Salon Owner Lawsuit

Gov. J.B. Pritzker defended his stay-at-home order and incremental plans to reopen, saying Sunday that Illinois residents have to change the way things are don [...]

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Illinois Restaurant Association Opposes Governors Reopening Plan, Wants Faster Timeline

Illinois Restaurant Association Opposes Governors Reopening Plan, Wants Faster Timeline

The Illinois Restaurant Association has called for Gov. J.B. Pritzker to speed up the timeline for opening the state’s restaurants and bars, saying the delay i [...]

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The governor of Illinois — the Democratic governor of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker —  [...]

The governor of Illinois — the Democratic governor of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker — [...]

The governor of Illinois — the Democratic governor of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker — made an astonishing announcement just recently that went like this: Due to Covi [...]

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When Will Illinois Restaurants Open for Dine-in? Not Until Late June at the Absolute Earliest

When Will Illinois Restaurants Open for Dine-in? Not Until Late June at the Absolute Earliest

When will restaurants in Illinois be able to allow patrons to dine in again? Under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s reopening plan, not until late June at the very earlies [...]

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Read Mayor Lightfoot’s Plan for Reopening Chicago

Read Mayor Lightfoot’s Plan for Reopening Chicago

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday unveiled city-specific guidelines for reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. Lightfoot’s plan includes five phases, [...]

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When Will Chicago-Area Shopping Malls Reopen? Not for Awhile, Pritzker Indicates

When Will Chicago-Area Shopping Malls Reopen? Not for Awhile, Pritzker Indicates

When will shopping malls across the Chicago area reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic? Not for awhile, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday – a directive [...]

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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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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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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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Phase 3 in Illinois: What’s Allowed and What Can Reopen

Phase 3 in Illinois: What’s Allowed and What Can Reopen

With much of Illinois on track to enter the next phase of reopening at the end of the month, changes are in store. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has announced a series of [...]

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Read Pritzker’s Full Statement on Allowing Illinois Restaurants to Reopen With Outdoor Seating in Phase 3

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday announced that Illinois restaurants will be allowed to re-open for outdoor seating in phase three of the state’s reopening plan [...]

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Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday to Illinois’ Reopening Plan

Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday to Illinois’ Reopening Plan

As Illinois moves closer to the end of May, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a series of revisions to the state’s phased reopening plan. The biggest changes will i [...]

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Restaurants Can Open With Outdoor Seating in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Reopening: Pritzker

Restaurants Can Open With Outdoor Seating in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Reopening: Pritzker

Illinois restaurants will be allowed to open with outdoor seating only in phase three of the state’s reopening plan, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday. Th [...]

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker continued to preach patience Tuesday even as the state’s test [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker continued to preach patience Tuesday even as the state’s test [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker continued to preach patience Tuesday even as the state’s testing rate for COVID-19 greatly improved and hospitalizations were at their lowes [...]

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Elmhurst mayor to governor: We're ready to reopen

Elmhurst mayor to governor: We're ready to reopen

Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley on Tuesday continued to press Gov. J.B. Pritzker to separate Elmhurst and the rest of DuPage County from the Northeast region of th [...]

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Naperville Park District Will Sue to Reopen More Quickly

Naperville Park District Will Sue to Reopen More Quickly

The Naperville Park District will reopen some of its facilities and programs on June 1 and plans to take legal action in an effort to reopen entirely on its ow [...]

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Palatine, Arlington Heights and Hoffman Estates go on record seeking change in state's reopening plan

Palatine, Arlington Heights and Hoffman Estates go on record seeking change in state's reopening plan

Palatine, Arlington Heights and Hoffman Estates passed resolutions Monday calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to alter the Restore Illinois plan in an effort to help [...]

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Rep. Garcia urges Gov. J.B. Pritzker to ensure Illinois Hispanics are hired as contact tracers

Rep. Garcia urges Gov. J.B. Pritzker to ensure Illinois Hispanics are hired as contact tracers

Garcia said, "Keep in mind, Governor, there is a body of these folks who are experienced, who people trust and they know how to knock on doors when it is safe [...]

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'I am not going to be anybody's boogeyman': DuPage sheriff says county is ready to reopen

'I am not going to be anybody's boogeyman': DuPage sheriff says county is ready to reopen

DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick has joined a chorus of suburban law enforcement officials who say they won't enforce Gov. J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home ord [...]

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Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Calls Pritzker’s Warning ‘Insulting’

Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Calls Pritzker’s Warning ‘Insulting’

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association on Thursday pushed back on Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s warning that counties could face consequences if they disobey the state’s st [...]

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Illinois to Offer Free Virtual Job Training to Unemployed Residents

Illinois to Offer Free Virtual Job Training to Unemployed Residents

On the same day Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Illinois has processed over one-million traditional unemployment claims, the governor launched a new online initia [...]

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All Regions in Illinois Now on Track to Move to Phase 3 at End of May, Pritzker Says

All Regions in Illinois Now on Track to Move to Phase 3 at End of May, Pritzker Says

With just over two weeks left in Illinois’ stay-at-home order, all regions across the state are now on track to meet the metrics needed to move into the next p [...]

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Catholic churches outline plan for gradual reopening (LIVE UPDATES)

Catholic churches outline plan for gradual reopening (LIVE UPDATES)

According to the statements released by Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich, Rockford’s Bishop David Malloy and Joliet’s Apostolic Administrator Richard Pates, the [...]

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Kendall County Sheriff’s Department Will Not Enforce Stay-at-Home Order, Sheriff Says

Kendall County Sheriff’s Department Will Not Enforce Stay-at-Home Order, Sheriff Says

The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office will no longer enforce Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order after Sheriff Dwight Baird sent a letter outlining [...]

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Shutdown supporters take on constitutional-rights backers in final Kane County COVID-19 chat

Shutdown supporters take on constitutional-rights backers in final Kane County COVID-19 chat

Supporters of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's COVID-19 efforts showed up in large numbers for the first time in the final Kane County public video discussion with residen [...]

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Gov. Pritzker apologizes for his comments on MLB players ‘holding out’ for more money: ‘I absolutely support that right’ to collectively bargain

Gov. Pritzker apologizes for his comments on MLB players ‘holding out’ for more money: ‘I absolutely support that right’ to collectively bargain

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker walked back his comments about Major League Baseball players, apologizing for “leaving the impression that baseball players shouldn [...]

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Column: Suburban officials urge Pritzker to separate collar counties from Cook in reopening plan

Column: Suburban officials urge Pritzker to separate collar counties from Cook in reopening plan

Mayors of New Lenox and Lockport are among south suburban elected leaders joining a growing chorus calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to revise his plan for reopeni [...]

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Federal judge spikes 2 Chicago-area churches’ legal challenge to Pritzker’s stay-at-home order

Federal judge spikes 2 Chicago-area churches’ legal challenge to Pritzker’s stay-at-home order

A federal judge has denied a bid by two local churches challenging Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s coronavirus stay-at-home order.

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Legislators to return to Springfield next week to iron out budget, pressing pandemic issues

Legislators to return to Springfield next week to iron out budget, pressing pandemic issues

House Democrats were told many of the details during a virtual caucus Wednesday morning, a day after Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he wants legislators back in sessi [...]

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Food Delivery Changes, Reopening Push

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Food Delivery Changes, Reopening Push

(NOTE: Daily press conferences from Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be streamed live in the player above. Check back for updates.) Wit [...]

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday urged state lawmakers to “act expeditiously” on a  [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday urged state lawmakers to “act expeditiously” on a [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday urged state lawmakers to “act expeditiously” on a relief package for families, small businesses and communities across the state, [...]

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Elmhurst Balks at Joining Chicago in Comeback Effort

Elmhurst Balks at Joining Chicago in Comeback Effort

When he set up his “Restore Illinois” plan, Gov. J.B. Pritzker divided the state into four regions, so that key metrics could be monitored for reopening busine [...]

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker calls on legislature to ‘act expeditiously’ on coronavirus relief package as state reports record 4,000 new cases

Gov. J.B. Pritzker calls on legislature to ‘act expeditiously’ on coronavirus relief package as state reports record 4,000 new cases

On the same day Illinois reported a record number of new coronavirus cases, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said state lawmakers “must convene” to approve a relief package [...]

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Pritzker Calls on State Legislature to Convene to Address Budget, Small Business Relief

Pritzker Calls on State Legislature to Convene to Address Budget, Small Business Relief

With a wide variety of issues facing the state amid the coronavirus pandemic, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is calling on the General Assembly to convene and beg [...]

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144 more die in Illinois from COVID-19 as fatalities top 3,600 and state hits record for new cases

144 more die in Illinois from COVID-19 as fatalities top 3,600 and state hits record for new cases

Tuesday marked a record-high number of new cases — 4,014 — although Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office said that positive count came from 29,266 tests results. That’s [...]

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Why Experts Say It’s a Good Thing Illinois’ Peak in Coronavirus Cases Has Shifted Later

Why Experts Say It’s a Good Thing Illinois’ Peak in Coronavirus Cases Has Shifted Later

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that modeling shows Illinois likely won’t hit its peak of coronavirus cases until potentially mid-June, later than initially exp [...]

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Blue Angels Chicago, United Airlines, Peak Changes

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Blue Angels Chicago, United Airlines, Peak Changes

(NOTE: Daily press conferences from Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be streamed live in the player above. Check back for updates.) Chi [...]

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here's the latest on COVID-19

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here's the latest on COVID-19

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that the Chicago region is not on track to move to the next phase of his reopening plan later this month, and models now indicat [...]

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Elmhurst Mayor Asks Pritzker to Reconsider Reopening Plan, Health Care Region Grouping

Elmhurst Mayor Asks Pritzker to Reconsider Reopening Plan, Health Care Region Grouping

The mayor of suburban Elmhurst has asked Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to reconsider portions of his plan to reopen Illinois, particularly including the city and [...]

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Pritzker: Virus peak now mid-June, but end of May still the target for next reopening phase

Pritzker: Virus peak now mid-June, but end of May still the target for next reopening phase

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said new modeling data shows the state's COVID-19 cases won't peak until mid-June, a month later than expected.... The new modeling results [...]

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Illinois May Not Hit Coronavirus Cases Peak Until Mid-June, Pritzker Warns

Illinois May Not Hit Coronavirus Cases Peak Until Mid-June, Pritzker Warns

During his daily coronavirus press briefing, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that modelling data now indicates that the state may not hit its peak of coronavi [...]

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Top Illinois Republicans Call on Pritzker to Ease Restrictions in Phased Reopening Plan

Top Illinois Republicans Call on Pritzker to Ease Restrictions in Phased Reopening Plan

Top Republican lawmakers are calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to make a series of changes to his administration’s phased reopening plan, arguing that “less restri [...]

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Member of Pritzker’s Senior Staff Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Member of Pritzker’s Senior Staff Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A member of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s senior staff tested positive for coronavirus late last week, his office said Monday, prompting all staff to work from home mov [...]

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he’s not banking on any help from the federal government [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he’s not banking on any help from the federal government [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he’s not banking on any help from the federal government as he tries to meet goals for daily COVID-19 testing and contact tracing.... “ [...]

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Pritzker Defends Extended Order, Faces Salon Owner Lawsuit

Pritzker Defends Extended Order, Faces Salon Owner Lawsuit

Gov. J.B. Pritzker defended his stay-at-home order and incremental plans to reopen, saying Sunday that Illinois residents have to change the way things are don [...]

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Saturday with COVID-19

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Saturday with COVID-19

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday laid out a “five-star” plan for reopening Chicago, a multiphase approach that offers no timetable but sets tougher benchmarks to [...]

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Illinois Restaurant Association Opposes Governors Reopening Plan, Wants Faster Timeline

Illinois Restaurant Association Opposes Governors Reopening Plan, Wants Faster Timeline

The Illinois Restaurant Association has called for Gov. J.B. Pritzker to speed up the timeline for opening the state’s restaurants and bars, saying the delay i [...]

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If you reopen for business early and somebody dies, don’t expect your insurance company to bail you out | Rich Miller

If you reopen for business early and somebody dies, don’t expect your insurance company to bail you out | Rich Miller

When towns and businesses refuse to enforce Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, trial lawyers might step in and insurance companies might take a walk.

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The governor of Illinois — the Democratic governor of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker —  [...]

The governor of Illinois — the Democratic governor of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker — [...]

The governor of Illinois — the Democratic governor of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker — made an astonishing announcement just recently that went like this: Due to Covi [...]

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Mayor Lightfoot Asks Chicago Residents to Fill Out Survey on Reopening

Mayor Lightfoot Asks Chicago Residents to Fill Out Survey on Reopening

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday asked residents to take a survey to help the city gauge public opinion regarding stay-at-home orders and plans for reope [...]

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When Will Illinois Restaurants Open for Dine-in? Not Until Late June at the Absolute Earliest

When Will Illinois Restaurants Open for Dine-in? Not Until Late June at the Absolute Earliest

When will restaurants in Illinois be able to allow patrons to dine in again? Under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s reopening plan, not until late June at the very earlies [...]

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Here’s how Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes to reopen Chicago

Here’s how Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes to reopen Chicago

Like Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan, the mayor’s version has five phases — with Chicago stuck in Phase 2. But Lightfoot plans to reevaluate whether to move to the n [...]

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Read Mayor Lightfoot’s Plan for Reopening Chicago

Read Mayor Lightfoot’s Plan for Reopening Chicago

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday unveiled city-specific guidelines for reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. Lightfoot’s plan includes five phases, [...]

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Naperville gym owner to Pritzker: Small gyms are essential and should reopen

Naperville gym owner to Pritzker: Small gyms are essential and should reopen

A Naperville gym owner is making the case to Gov. J.B. Pritzker that his business and others like it should be considered essential and allowed to reopen.

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When Will Chicago-Area Shopping Malls Reopen? Not for Awhile, Pritzker Indicates

When Will Chicago-Area Shopping Malls Reopen? Not for Awhile, Pritzker Indicates

When will shopping malls across the Chicago area reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic? Not for awhile, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday – a directive [...]

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