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Republican Lawmakers Want More Input On Gov. JB Pritzker's COVID-19 Reopening Plans

Republican Lawmakers Want More Input On Gov. JB Pritzker's COVID-19 Reopening Plans

“With this plan it could be months or even years before the state would fully reopen as we wait for a treatment or vaccine,” said Rep. Dan Brady.

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Federal Judge Upholds Gov. JB Pritzker's Stay-At-Home Order; Denies Restraining Order Sought By Northwest Illinois Church

Federal Judge Upholds Gov. JB Pritzker's Stay-At-Home Order; Denies Restraining Order Sought By Northwest Illinois Church

U.S. District Judge John Lee said blocking Pritzker’s order not only would risk the lives of the church’s members, but their families, neighbors, co-workers, a [...]

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Pritzker Announces Nearly 3,000 New COVID-19 Cases And 63 Deaths, Highest Number Of Tests In One Day

Pritzker Announces Nearly 3,000 New COVID-19 Cases And 63 Deaths, Highest Number Of Tests In One Day

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Sunday reported nearly 3,000 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois, but also the greatest number of tests in one day so far.

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Some Non-Essential Businesses Can Offer Curbside Pickup, Delivery

Some Non-Essential Businesses Can Offer Curbside Pickup, Delivery

Governor JB Pritzker's extended stay-at-home order begins Friday and it comes with modifications. 

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Gov. JB Pritzker Asks Illinois Supreme Court To Hear Appeal Of Ruling Exempting Rep. Darren Bailey From Extended Stay-At-Home Order

Gov. JB Pritzker Asks Illinois Supreme Court To Hear Appeal Of Ruling Exempting Rep. Darren Bailey From Extended Stay-At-Home Order

The attorney general's office argues state law "does not limit the number of proclamations that the Governor may issue for a single disaster."

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Gov. Pritzker Fighting To Get An Emergency Stay-At-Home Order Extension

Gov. Pritzker Fighting To Get An Emergency Stay-At-Home Order Extension

Governor JB Pritzker plans to fight back in court after a downstate judge ruled against his stay-at-home extension. 

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Gov. JB Pritzker Shoots Down Suggestions Stay-At-Home Order Not Needed Downstate; 1,980 New Cases of COVID-19 Statewide, 50 Additional Deaths

Gov. JB Pritzker Shoots Down Suggestions Stay-At-Home Order Not Needed Downstate; 1,980 New Cases of COVID-19 Statewide, 50 Additional Deaths

CHICAGO (CBS) — In the face of a lawsuit from a Republican state lawmaker challenging his authority to extend the state’s stay-at-home order by another 30 days [...]

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Illinois Reports 2,126 New COVID-19 Cases, 59 New Deaths As Gov. Pritzker Decries House Party Video

Illinois Reports 2,126 New COVID-19 Cases, 59 New Deaths As Gov. Pritzker Decries House Party Video

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois reported 2,126 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday along with 59 deaths – as the total number of deaths creeps toward 2,000.... As of Sunday, [...]

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday announced he will extend the state’s sta [...]

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday announced he will extend the state’s sta [...]

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday announced he will extend the state’s stay-at-home order through May 30 as the state continues to see an increase in the [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: Second Shipment Of PPE From China Arriving At O'Hare Airport Today

Coronavirus In Illinois: Second Shipment Of PPE From China Arriving At O'Hare Airport Today

Gov. JB Pritzker has said Illinois is competing with other states, the federal government, and even foreign countries for PPE in the fight against the novel co [...]

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Gov. Pritzker declares remote learning days continue through end of academic year

Gov. Pritzker declares remote learning days continue through end of academic year

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) -- Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced Friday that in-person learning in schools will not resume for the remainder of the 2019-20 [...]

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Unable To Keep Up With Unemployment Claims, Gov. JB Pritzker Says State Still Increasing Capacity

Unable To Keep Up With Unemployment Claims, Gov. JB Pritzker Says State Still Increasing Capacity

“So many families are hurting at a scale that this country hasn’t seen ever in our lifetime, and our state unemployment filing systems – which were built a dec [...]

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Illinois Restaurants Can Reopen With Outdoor Seating May 29, Pritzker Says

Illinois Restaurants Can Reopen With Outdoor Seating May 29, Pritzker Says

Bars and restaurants are getting the green light to reopen nine days from now if they can move their customers outdoors, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Wednesday a [...]

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Gov. JB Pritzker Unveils 'Restore Illinois' Plan To Gradually Reopen Illinois On Regional Basis

Gov. JB Pritzker Unveils 'Restore Illinois' Plan To Gradually Reopen Illinois On Regional Basis

“We are one Illinois, but we are also one Illinois made up of 60,000 square miles and reality on the ground looks in different areas of our state,” he said.

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ICYMI: Top takeaways from this week's

ICYMI: Top takeaways from this week's "Face the Nation": COVID-19 drug shows potential for treatment

This week we sat down with Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, Gilead Sciences CEO Daniel O'Day and FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb for the latest on the battle [...]

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Number Of Illinois Coronavirus Deaths Surpasses 2,500

Number Of Illinois Coronavirus Deaths Surpasses 2,500

CHICAGO (CBS) — The number of coronavirus deaths in Illinois surpassed 2,500 Saturday, with 105 new deaths reported in the prior 24 hours.... At Gov. JB Pritzk [...]

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Illinois health providers back stay-at-home order • Hospital safety grades • Remdesivir shows promise in COVID fight

Four state health care organizations have filed an amicus brief supporting Gov. JB Pritzker's stay-at-home executive order, saying that turning over the mandat [...]

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Another Republican Lawmaker Files Lawsuit Against Gov. JB Pritzker's Extended Stay-At-Home Order

Another Republican Lawmaker Files Lawsuit Against Gov. JB Pritzker's Extended Stay-At-Home Order

Rep. John Cabello (R-Machesney Park) said he will seek a court order to exempt everyone in Illinois from the extended stay-at-home order.

Read full article: Another Republican Lawmaker Files Lawsui...→
As Downstate Judge Rules In Favor Of Suit Against Stay-At-Home Order, Some In Chicago Are On The Fence

As Downstate Judge Rules In Favor Of Suit Against Stay-At-Home Order, Some In Chicago Are On The Fence

Already-anxious business owners were left rattled Monday by a court ruling in favor of a downstate Republican lawmaker who is challenging Gov. JB Pritzker’s st [...]

Read full article: As Downstate Judge Rules In Favor Of Sui...→
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GOP State Lawmakers Want Details From Gov. JB Pritzker On Inmates Released During Pandemic

House Republicans hosted a video news conference Monday, saying their requests for information have been ignored, including details on how many have been freed [...]

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Illinois State Rep. Darren Bailey Sues Gov. JB Pritzker Over Extended Stay-At-Home Order

Illinois State Rep. Darren Bailey Sues Gov. JB Pritzker Over Extended Stay-At-Home Order

Bailey, a Republican from downstate Xenia, claims Pritzker has exceeded his authority and is violating the civil rights of the state’s residents.

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After 1,000 Calls, And Emailing Pritzker's Office, Worker Gets COVID-19 Benefits

With bills and rent due, she made yet another effort. She emailed Illinois Governor JB Pritzker.

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Number Of Illinois COVID-19 Cases Tops 30,000; Another Flight Of PPE Coming To Illinois From China On Monday

Number Of Illinois COVID-19 Cases Tops 30,000; Another Flight Of PPE Coming To Illinois From China On Monday

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Sunday announced that another airlift of personal protective equipment will soon be coming from China to fight the [...]

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County, City Officials Call for Investigation into Symphony of Joliet Nursing Home

County, City Officials Call for Investigation into Symphony of Joliet Nursing Home

Will County and the city of Joliet officials are calling on Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health to investigate the Symphony of Joliet [...]

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INTERACTIVE: Here's What It'll Take For Illinois To Reopen

INTERACTIVE: Here's What It'll Take For Illinois To Reopen

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois has started the process of reopening after Gov. JB Pritzker announced his plan to “Restore Illinois” last week.... The plan incorporat [...]

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Gov. Pritzker Says There's No Unemployment Backlog, But Source Says More Than 12,000 Illinoisans Still Waiting To Be Processed

Gov. Pritzker Says There's No Unemployment Backlog, But Source Says More Than 12,000 Illinoisans Still Waiting To Be Processed

Gov. JB Pritzker has said there is no real backlog on jobless claims in Illinois. But on Monday night, our sources said the backlog is real, and getting longer [...]

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Illinois Sees First Sunday After Small Religious Gatherings Become Acceptable Under Stay-At-Home Order

Illinois Sees First Sunday After Small Religious Gatherings Become Acceptable Under Stay-At-Home Order

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has said church congregations can meet in person, provided that they keep the number small.

Read full article: Illinois Sees First Sunday After Small R...→
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Gov. JB Pritzker's Extended Stay-At-Home Order Allows Small Religious Gatherings As 'Essential Activities'

Gov. JB Pritzker's Extended Stay-At-Home Order Allows Small Religious Gatherings As 'Essential Activities'

Religious gatherings would still have a limit of no more than 10 people, and they would have to wear face coverings or stay more than six feet away from each o [...]

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Northwest Illinois Church's Lawsuit Against Stay-At-Home Order Accuses Gov. JB Pritzker Of 'Illegal And Discriminatory Hostility To Religious Practice'

Northwest Illinois Church's Lawsuit Against Stay-At-Home Order Accuses Gov. JB Pritzker Of 'Illegal And Discriminatory Hostility To Religious Practice'

"The churches and pastors of Illinois are no less 'essential' than its liquor stores to the health and well-being of its residents," the lawsuit states.

Read full article: Northwest Illinois Church's Lawsuit Agai...→
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Second Illinois Legislator Fighting Stay-At-Home Order, This Time For All Residents

Second Illinois Legislator Fighting Stay-At-Home Order, This Time For All Residents

Another state legislator is fighting Gov. JB Pritzker's stay-at-home order, and this time it could mean all Illinois residents can leave home. 

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Judge Blocks Gov. JB Pritzker's Extension Of Stay-At-Home Order; Governor Vows To Appeal; 'No One Is Better Off Because Of This Ruling'

Judge Blocks Gov. JB Pritzker's Extension Of Stay-At-Home Order; Governor Vows To Appeal; 'No One Is Better Off Because Of This Ruling'

“At best, no one is better off because of this ruling, and at worst, people’s health and safety will suffer tremendously," Pritzker said.

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Coronavirus Chicago: House party video surfaces allegedly showing big group violating COVID-19 rules; Gov. Pritzker responds

Coronavirus Chicago: House party video surfaces allegedly showing big group violating COVID-19 rules; Gov. Pritzker responds

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker warned that those violating social distancing guidelines are "literally putting everyone around you in danger."

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St. Sabina Church, Dr. Willie Wilson Team Up To Provide Masks To Chicagoans Who Don't Have Easy Access

St. Sabina Church, Dr. Willie Wilson Team Up To Provide Masks To Chicagoans Who Don't Have Easy Access

Beginning May 1 under Gov. JB Pritzker’s order, everyone will have to wear a mask in public when they can’t social distance. But not everyone can get one.

Read full article: St. Sabina Church, Dr. Willie Wilson Tea...→
Gospel Music Festival, Blues Festival, Memorial Day Parade Canceled Due To COVID-19

Gospel Music Festival, Blues Festival, Memorial Day Parade Canceled Due To COVID-19

Nearly two weeks after Gov. JB Pritzker said organizers need to "think seriously about canceling large summer events," city officials have canceled a handful o [...]

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With Schools Closed Through End Of 2019-2020 Year, Deerfield Seniors Asked What They Want Prom, Graduation To Look Like

With Schools Closed Through End Of 2019-2020 Year, Deerfield Seniors Asked What They Want Prom, Graduation To Look Like

After Gov. JB Pritzker’s announcement Friday that schools will be closed for the rest of the school year, many high school seniors are wondering what it means [...]

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Rep. Mark Batinick Suggests Gov. JB Pritzker Require Wearing Masks In Public; Governor Is Considering It

"In my opinion, we're not doing a good enough job of protecting our citizens now, and if we mandate it for all stores, I just think people will be more comfort [...]

Read full article: Rep. Mark Batinick Suggests Gov. JB Prit...→
INTERACTIVE: Here's What It'll Take For Illinois To Reopen

INTERACTIVE: Here's What It'll Take For Illinois To Reopen

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois has started the process of reopening after Gov. JB Pritzker announced his plan to “Restore Illinois” last week.... The plan incorporat [...]

Read full article: INTERACTIVE: Here's What It'll Take For ...→
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Gov. JB Pritzker Unveils 'Restore Illinois' Plan To Gradually Reopen Illinois On Regional Basis

Gov. JB Pritzker Unveils 'Restore Illinois' Plan To Gradually Reopen Illinois On Regional Basis

“We are one Illinois, but we are also one Illinois made up of 60,000 square miles and reality on the ground looks in different areas of our state,” he said.

Read full article: Gov. JB Pritzker Unveils 'Restore Illino...→
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Federal Judge Upholds Gov. JB Pritzker's Stay-At-Home Order; Denies Restraining Order Sought By Northwest Illinois Church

Federal Judge Upholds Gov. JB Pritzker's Stay-At-Home Order; Denies Restraining Order Sought By Northwest Illinois Church

U.S. District Judge John Lee said blocking Pritzker’s order not only would risk the lives of the church’s members, but their families, neighbors, co-workers, a [...]

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Illinois Sees First Sunday After Small Religious Gatherings Become Acceptable Under Stay-At-Home Order

Illinois Sees First Sunday After Small Religious Gatherings Become Acceptable Under Stay-At-Home Order

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has said church congregations can meet in person, provided that they keep the number small.

Read full article: Illinois Sees First Sunday After Small R...→
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Number Of Illinois Coronavirus Deaths Surpasses 2,500

Number Of Illinois Coronavirus Deaths Surpasses 2,500

CHICAGO (CBS) — The number of coronavirus deaths in Illinois surpassed 2,500 Saturday, with 105 new deaths reported in the prior 24 hours.... At Gov. JB Pritzk [...]

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Some Non-Essential Businesses Can Offer Curbside Pickup, Delivery

Some Non-Essential Businesses Can Offer Curbside Pickup, Delivery

Governor JB Pritzker's extended stay-at-home order begins Friday and it comes with modifications. 

Read full article: Some Non-Essential Businesses Can Offer ...→
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Northwest Illinois Church's Lawsuit Against Stay-At-Home Order Accuses Gov. JB Pritzker Of 'Illegal And Discriminatory Hostility To Religious Practice'

Northwest Illinois Church's Lawsuit Against Stay-At-Home Order Accuses Gov. JB Pritzker Of 'Illegal And Discriminatory Hostility To Religious Practice'

"The churches and pastors of Illinois are no less 'essential' than its liquor stores to the health and well-being of its residents," the lawsuit states.

Read full article: Northwest Illinois Church's Lawsuit Agai...→
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Another Republican Lawmaker Files Lawsuit Against Gov. JB Pritzker's Extended Stay-At-Home Order

Another Republican Lawmaker Files Lawsuit Against Gov. JB Pritzker's Extended Stay-At-Home Order

Rep. John Cabello (R-Machesney Park) said he will seek a court order to exempt everyone in Illinois from the extended stay-at-home order.

Read full article: Another Republican Lawmaker Files Lawsui...→
Gov. Pritzker Fighting To Get An Emergency Stay-At-Home Order Extension

Gov. Pritzker Fighting To Get An Emergency Stay-At-Home Order Extension

Governor JB Pritzker plans to fight back in court after a downstate judge ruled against his stay-at-home extension. 

Read full article: Gov. Pritzker Fighting To Get An Emergen...→
Judge Blocks Gov. JB Pritzker's Extension Of Stay-At-Home Order; Governor Vows To Appeal; 'No One Is Better Off Because Of This Ruling'

Judge Blocks Gov. JB Pritzker's Extension Of Stay-At-Home Order; Governor Vows To Appeal; 'No One Is Better Off Because Of This Ruling'

“At best, no one is better off because of this ruling, and at worst, people’s health and safety will suffer tremendously," Pritzker said.

Read full article: Judge Blocks Gov. JB Pritzker's Extensio...→
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GOP State Lawmakers Want Details From Gov. JB Pritzker On Inmates Released During Pandemic

House Republicans hosted a video news conference Monday, saying their requests for information have been ignored, including details on how many have been freed [...]

Read full article: GOP State Lawmakers Want Details From Go...→
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Illinois Reports 2,126 New COVID-19 Cases, 59 New Deaths As Gov. Pritzker Decries House Party Video

Illinois Reports 2,126 New COVID-19 Cases, 59 New Deaths As Gov. Pritzker Decries House Party Video

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois reported 2,126 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday along with 59 deaths – as the total number of deaths creeps toward 2,000.... As of Sunday, [...]

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St. Sabina Church, Dr. Willie Wilson Team Up To Provide Masks To Chicagoans Who Don't Have Easy Access

St. Sabina Church, Dr. Willie Wilson Team Up To Provide Masks To Chicagoans Who Don't Have Easy Access

Beginning May 1 under Gov. JB Pritzker’s order, everyone will have to wear a mask in public when they can’t social distance. But not everyone can get one.

Read full article: St. Sabina Church, Dr. Willie Wilson Tea...→

After 1,000 Calls, And Emailing Pritzker's Office, Worker Gets COVID-19 Benefits

With bills and rent due, she made yet another effort. She emailed Illinois Governor JB Pritzker.

Read full article: After 1,000 Calls, And Emailing Pritzker...→
Coronavirus In Illinois: Second Shipment Of PPE From China Arriving At O'Hare Airport Today

Coronavirus In Illinois: Second Shipment Of PPE From China Arriving At O'Hare Airport Today

Gov. JB Pritzker has said Illinois is competing with other states, the federal government, and even foreign countries for PPE in the fight against the novel co [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus In Illinois: Second Shipment...→
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With Schools Closed Through End Of 2019-2020 Year, Deerfield Seniors Asked What They Want Prom, Graduation To Look Like

With Schools Closed Through End Of 2019-2020 Year, Deerfield Seniors Asked What They Want Prom, Graduation To Look Like

After Gov. JB Pritzker’s announcement Friday that schools will be closed for the rest of the school year, many high school seniors are wondering what it means [...]

Read full article: With Schools Closed Through End Of 2019-...→
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County, City Officials Call for Investigation into Symphony of Joliet Nursing Home

County, City Officials Call for Investigation into Symphony of Joliet Nursing Home

Will County and the city of Joliet officials are calling on Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health to investigate the Symphony of Joliet [...]

Read full article: County, City Officials Call for Investig...→
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Unable To Keep Up With Unemployment Claims, Gov. JB Pritzker Says State Still Increasing Capacity

Unable To Keep Up With Unemployment Claims, Gov. JB Pritzker Says State Still Increasing Capacity

“So many families are hurting at a scale that this country hasn’t seen ever in our lifetime, and our state unemployment filing systems – which were built a dec [...]

Read full article: Unable To Keep Up With Unemployment Clai...→
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Illinois Restaurants Can Reopen With Outdoor Seating May 29, Pritzker Says

Illinois Restaurants Can Reopen With Outdoor Seating May 29, Pritzker Says

Bars and restaurants are getting the green light to reopen nine days from now if they can move their customers outdoors, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Wednesday a [...]

Read full article: Illinois Restaurants Can Reopen With Out...→
Republican Lawmakers Want More Input On Gov. JB Pritzker's COVID-19 Reopening Plans

Republican Lawmakers Want More Input On Gov. JB Pritzker's COVID-19 Reopening Plans

“With this plan it could be months or even years before the state would fully reopen as we wait for a treatment or vaccine,” said Rep. Dan Brady.

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Gov. Pritzker Says There's No Unemployment Backlog, But Source Says More Than 12,000 Illinoisans Still Waiting To Be Processed

Gov. Pritzker Says There's No Unemployment Backlog, But Source Says More Than 12,000 Illinoisans Still Waiting To Be Processed

Gov. JB Pritzker has said there is no real backlog on jobless claims in Illinois. But on Monday night, our sources said the backlog is real, and getting longer [...]

Read full article: Gov. Pritzker Says There's No Unemployme...→
ICYMI: Top takeaways from this week's

ICYMI: Top takeaways from this week's "Face the Nation": COVID-19 drug shows potential for treatment

This week we sat down with Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, Gilead Sciences CEO Daniel O'Day and FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb for the latest on the battle [...]

Read full article: ICYMI: Top takeaways from this week's "F...→
Pritzker Announces Nearly 3,000 New COVID-19 Cases And 63 Deaths, Highest Number Of Tests In One Day

Pritzker Announces Nearly 3,000 New COVID-19 Cases And 63 Deaths, Highest Number Of Tests In One Day

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Sunday reported nearly 3,000 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois, but also the greatest number of tests in one day so far.

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Gov. JB Pritzker's Extended Stay-At-Home Order Allows Small Religious Gatherings As 'Essential Activities'

Gov. JB Pritzker's Extended Stay-At-Home Order Allows Small Religious Gatherings As 'Essential Activities'

Religious gatherings would still have a limit of no more than 10 people, and they would have to wear face coverings or stay more than six feet away from each o [...]

Read full article: Gov. JB Pritzker's Extended Stay-At-Home...→
  • #JB Pritzker

Illinois health providers back stay-at-home order • Hospital safety grades • Remdesivir shows promise in COVID fight

Four state health care organizations have filed an amicus brief supporting Gov. JB Pritzker's stay-at-home executive order, saying that turning over the mandat [...]

Read full article: Illinois health providers back stay-at-h...→
Gov. JB Pritzker Asks Illinois Supreme Court To Hear Appeal Of Ruling Exempting Rep. Darren Bailey From Extended Stay-At-Home Order

Gov. JB Pritzker Asks Illinois Supreme Court To Hear Appeal Of Ruling Exempting Rep. Darren Bailey From Extended Stay-At-Home Order

The attorney general's office argues state law "does not limit the number of proclamations that the Governor may issue for a single disaster."

Read full article: Gov. JB Pritzker Asks Illinois Supreme C...→
Second Illinois Legislator Fighting Stay-At-Home Order, This Time For All Residents

Second Illinois Legislator Fighting Stay-At-Home Order, This Time For All Residents

Another state legislator is fighting Gov. JB Pritzker's stay-at-home order, and this time it could mean all Illinois residents can leave home. 

Read full article: Second Illinois Legislator Fighting Stay...→
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As Downstate Judge Rules In Favor Of Suit Against Stay-At-Home Order, Some In Chicago Are On The Fence

As Downstate Judge Rules In Favor Of Suit Against Stay-At-Home Order, Some In Chicago Are On The Fence

Already-anxious business owners were left rattled Monday by a court ruling in favor of a downstate Republican lawmaker who is challenging Gov. JB Pritzker’s st [...]

Read full article: As Downstate Judge Rules In Favor Of Sui...→
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Gov. JB Pritzker Shoots Down Suggestions Stay-At-Home Order Not Needed Downstate; 1,980 New Cases of COVID-19 Statewide, 50 Additional Deaths

Gov. JB Pritzker Shoots Down Suggestions Stay-At-Home Order Not Needed Downstate; 1,980 New Cases of COVID-19 Statewide, 50 Additional Deaths

CHICAGO (CBS) — In the face of a lawsuit from a Republican state lawmaker challenging his authority to extend the state’s stay-at-home order by another 30 days [...]

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Coronavirus Chicago: House party video surfaces allegedly showing big group violating COVID-19 rules; Gov. Pritzker responds

Coronavirus Chicago: House party video surfaces allegedly showing big group violating COVID-19 rules; Gov. Pritzker responds

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker warned that those violating social distancing guidelines are "literally putting everyone around you in danger."

Read full article: Coronavirus Chicago: House party video s...→
Illinois State Rep. Darren Bailey Sues Gov. JB Pritzker Over Extended Stay-At-Home Order

Illinois State Rep. Darren Bailey Sues Gov. JB Pritzker Over Extended Stay-At-Home Order

Bailey, a Republican from downstate Xenia, claims Pritzker has exceeded his authority and is violating the civil rights of the state’s residents.

Read full article: Illinois State Rep. Darren Bailey Sues G...→
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday announced he will extend the state’s sta [...]

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday announced he will extend the state’s sta [...]

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday announced he will extend the state’s stay-at-home order through May 30 as the state continues to see an increase in the [...]

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Gospel Music Festival, Blues Festival, Memorial Day Parade Canceled Due To COVID-19

Gospel Music Festival, Blues Festival, Memorial Day Parade Canceled Due To COVID-19

Nearly two weeks after Gov. JB Pritzker said organizers need to "think seriously about canceling large summer events," city officials have canceled a handful o [...]

Read full article: Gospel Music Festival, Blues Festival, M...→
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Number Of Illinois COVID-19 Cases Tops 30,000; Another Flight Of PPE Coming To Illinois From China On Monday

Number Of Illinois COVID-19 Cases Tops 30,000; Another Flight Of PPE Coming To Illinois From China On Monday

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Sunday announced that another airlift of personal protective equipment will soon be coming from China to fight the [...]

Read full article: Number Of Illinois COVID-19 Cases Tops 3...→
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Gov. Pritzker declares remote learning days continue through end of academic year

Gov. Pritzker declares remote learning days continue through end of academic year

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) -- Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced Friday that in-person learning in schools will not resume for the remainder of the 2019-20 [...]

Read full article: Gov. Pritzker declares remote learning d...→

Rep. Mark Batinick Suggests Gov. JB Pritzker Require Wearing Masks In Public; Governor Is Considering It

"In my opinion, we're not doing a good enough job of protecting our citizens now, and if we mandate it for all stores, I just think people will be more comfort [...]

Read full article: Rep. Mark Batinick Suggests Gov. JB Prit...→
Illinois Restaurants Can Reopen With Outdoor Seating May 29, Pritzker Says

Illinois Restaurants Can Reopen With Outdoor Seating May 29, Pritzker Says

Bars and restaurants are getting the green light to reopen nine days from now if they can move their customers outdoors, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Wednesday a [...]

Read full article: Illinois Restaurants Can Reopen With Out...→
INTERACTIVE: Here's What It'll Take For Illinois To Reopen

INTERACTIVE: Here's What It'll Take For Illinois To Reopen

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois has started the process of reopening after Gov. JB Pritzker announced his plan to “Restore Illinois” last week.... The plan incorporat [...]

Read full article: INTERACTIVE: Here's What It'll Take For ...→
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Republican Lawmakers Want More Input On Gov. JB Pritzker's COVID-19 Reopening Plans

Republican Lawmakers Want More Input On Gov. JB Pritzker's COVID-19 Reopening Plans

“With this plan it could be months or even years before the state would fully reopen as we wait for a treatment or vaccine,” said Rep. Dan Brady.

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Gov. JB Pritzker Unveils 'Restore Illinois' Plan To Gradually Reopen Illinois On Regional Basis

Gov. JB Pritzker Unveils 'Restore Illinois' Plan To Gradually Reopen Illinois On Regional Basis

“We are one Illinois, but we are also one Illinois made up of 60,000 square miles and reality on the ground looks in different areas of our state,” he said.

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Gov. Pritzker Says There's No Unemployment Backlog, But Source Says More Than 12,000 Illinoisans Still Waiting To Be Processed

Gov. Pritzker Says There's No Unemployment Backlog, But Source Says More Than 12,000 Illinoisans Still Waiting To Be Processed

Gov. JB Pritzker has said there is no real backlog on jobless claims in Illinois. But on Monday night, our sources said the backlog is real, and getting longer [...]

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Federal Judge Upholds Gov. JB Pritzker's Stay-At-Home Order; Denies Restraining Order Sought By Northwest Illinois Church

Federal Judge Upholds Gov. JB Pritzker's Stay-At-Home Order; Denies Restraining Order Sought By Northwest Illinois Church

U.S. District Judge John Lee said blocking Pritzker’s order not only would risk the lives of the church’s members, but their families, neighbors, co-workers, a [...]

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ICYMI: Top takeaways from this week's

ICYMI: Top takeaways from this week's "Face the Nation": COVID-19 drug shows potential for treatment

This week we sat down with Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, Gilead Sciences CEO Daniel O'Day and FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb for the latest on the battle [...]

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Illinois Sees First Sunday After Small Religious Gatherings Become Acceptable Under Stay-At-Home Order

Illinois Sees First Sunday After Small Religious Gatherings Become Acceptable Under Stay-At-Home Order

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has said church congregations can meet in person, provided that they keep the number small.

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Pritzker Announces Nearly 3,000 New COVID-19 Cases And 63 Deaths, Highest Number Of Tests In One Day

Pritzker Announces Nearly 3,000 New COVID-19 Cases And 63 Deaths, Highest Number Of Tests In One Day

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Sunday reported nearly 3,000 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois, but also the greatest number of tests in one day so far.

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Number Of Illinois Coronavirus Deaths Surpasses 2,500

Number Of Illinois Coronavirus Deaths Surpasses 2,500

CHICAGO (CBS) — The number of coronavirus deaths in Illinois surpassed 2,500 Saturday, with 105 new deaths reported in the prior 24 hours.... At Gov. JB Pritzk [...]

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Gov. JB Pritzker's Extended Stay-At-Home Order Allows Small Religious Gatherings As 'Essential Activities'

Gov. JB Pritzker's Extended Stay-At-Home Order Allows Small Religious Gatherings As 'Essential Activities'

Religious gatherings would still have a limit of no more than 10 people, and they would have to wear face coverings or stay more than six feet away from each o [...]

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Some Non-Essential Businesses Can Offer Curbside Pickup, Delivery

Some Non-Essential Businesses Can Offer Curbside Pickup, Delivery

Governor JB Pritzker's extended stay-at-home order begins Friday and it comes with modifications. 

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Illinois health providers back stay-at-home order • Hospital safety grades • Remdesivir shows promise in COVID fight

Four state health care organizations have filed an amicus brief supporting Gov. JB Pritzker's stay-at-home executive order, saying that turning over the mandat [...]

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Northwest Illinois Church's Lawsuit Against Stay-At-Home Order Accuses Gov. JB Pritzker Of 'Illegal And Discriminatory Hostility To Religious Practice'

Northwest Illinois Church's Lawsuit Against Stay-At-Home Order Accuses Gov. JB Pritzker Of 'Illegal And Discriminatory Hostility To Religious Practice'

"The churches and pastors of Illinois are no less 'essential' than its liquor stores to the health and well-being of its residents," the lawsuit states.

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Gov. JB Pritzker Asks Illinois Supreme Court To Hear Appeal Of Ruling Exempting Rep. Darren Bailey From Extended Stay-At-Home Order

Gov. JB Pritzker Asks Illinois Supreme Court To Hear Appeal Of Ruling Exempting Rep. Darren Bailey From Extended Stay-At-Home Order

The attorney general's office argues state law "does not limit the number of proclamations that the Governor may issue for a single disaster."

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Another Republican Lawmaker Files Lawsuit Against Gov. JB Pritzker's Extended Stay-At-Home Order

Another Republican Lawmaker Files Lawsuit Against Gov. JB Pritzker's Extended Stay-At-Home Order

Rep. John Cabello (R-Machesney Park) said he will seek a court order to exempt everyone in Illinois from the extended stay-at-home order.

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Second Illinois Legislator Fighting Stay-At-Home Order, This Time For All Residents

Second Illinois Legislator Fighting Stay-At-Home Order, This Time For All Residents

Another state legislator is fighting Gov. JB Pritzker's stay-at-home order, and this time it could mean all Illinois residents can leave home. 

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Gov. Pritzker Fighting To Get An Emergency Stay-At-Home Order Extension

Gov. Pritzker Fighting To Get An Emergency Stay-At-Home Order Extension

Governor JB Pritzker plans to fight back in court after a downstate judge ruled against his stay-at-home extension. 

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As Downstate Judge Rules In Favor Of Suit Against Stay-At-Home Order, Some In Chicago Are On The Fence

As Downstate Judge Rules In Favor Of Suit Against Stay-At-Home Order, Some In Chicago Are On The Fence

Already-anxious business owners were left rattled Monday by a court ruling in favor of a downstate Republican lawmaker who is challenging Gov. JB Pritzker’s st [...]

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Judge Blocks Gov. JB Pritzker's Extension Of Stay-At-Home Order; Governor Vows To Appeal; 'No One Is Better Off Because Of This Ruling'

Judge Blocks Gov. JB Pritzker's Extension Of Stay-At-Home Order; Governor Vows To Appeal; 'No One Is Better Off Because Of This Ruling'

“At best, no one is better off because of this ruling, and at worst, people’s health and safety will suffer tremendously," Pritzker said.

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Gov. JB Pritzker Shoots Down Suggestions Stay-At-Home Order Not Needed Downstate; 1,980 New Cases of COVID-19 Statewide, 50 Additional Deaths

Gov. JB Pritzker Shoots Down Suggestions Stay-At-Home Order Not Needed Downstate; 1,980 New Cases of COVID-19 Statewide, 50 Additional Deaths

CHICAGO (CBS) — In the face of a lawsuit from a Republican state lawmaker challenging his authority to extend the state’s stay-at-home order by another 30 days [...]

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GOP State Lawmakers Want Details From Gov. JB Pritzker On Inmates Released During Pandemic

House Republicans hosted a video news conference Monday, saying their requests for information have been ignored, including details on how many have been freed [...]

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Coronavirus Chicago: House party video surfaces allegedly showing big group violating COVID-19 rules; Gov. Pritzker responds

Coronavirus Chicago: House party video surfaces allegedly showing big group violating COVID-19 rules; Gov. Pritzker responds

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker warned that those violating social distancing guidelines are "literally putting everyone around you in danger."

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Illinois Reports 2,126 New COVID-19 Cases, 59 New Deaths As Gov. Pritzker Decries House Party Video

Illinois Reports 2,126 New COVID-19 Cases, 59 New Deaths As Gov. Pritzker Decries House Party Video

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois reported 2,126 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday along with 59 deaths – as the total number of deaths creeps toward 2,000.... As of Sunday, [...]

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Illinois State Rep. Darren Bailey Sues Gov. JB Pritzker Over Extended Stay-At-Home Order

Illinois State Rep. Darren Bailey Sues Gov. JB Pritzker Over Extended Stay-At-Home Order

Bailey, a Republican from downstate Xenia, claims Pritzker has exceeded his authority and is violating the civil rights of the state’s residents.

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St. Sabina Church, Dr. Willie Wilson Team Up To Provide Masks To Chicagoans Who Don't Have Easy Access

St. Sabina Church, Dr. Willie Wilson Team Up To Provide Masks To Chicagoans Who Don't Have Easy Access

Beginning May 1 under Gov. JB Pritzker’s order, everyone will have to wear a mask in public when they can’t social distance. But not everyone can get one.

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday announced he will extend the state’s sta [...]

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday announced he will extend the state’s sta [...]

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday announced he will extend the state’s stay-at-home order through May 30 as the state continues to see an increase in the [...]

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After 1,000 Calls, And Emailing Pritzker's Office, Worker Gets COVID-19 Benefits

With bills and rent due, she made yet another effort. She emailed Illinois Governor JB Pritzker.

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Gospel Music Festival, Blues Festival, Memorial Day Parade Canceled Due To COVID-19

Gospel Music Festival, Blues Festival, Memorial Day Parade Canceled Due To COVID-19

Nearly two weeks after Gov. JB Pritzker said organizers need to "think seriously about canceling large summer events," city officials have canceled a handful o [...]

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Coronavirus In Illinois: Second Shipment Of PPE From China Arriving At O'Hare Airport Today

Coronavirus In Illinois: Second Shipment Of PPE From China Arriving At O'Hare Airport Today

Gov. JB Pritzker has said Illinois is competing with other states, the federal government, and even foreign countries for PPE in the fight against the novel co [...]

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Number Of Illinois COVID-19 Cases Tops 30,000; Another Flight Of PPE Coming To Illinois From China On Monday

Number Of Illinois COVID-19 Cases Tops 30,000; Another Flight Of PPE Coming To Illinois From China On Monday

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Sunday announced that another airlift of personal protective equipment will soon be coming from China to fight the [...]

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With Schools Closed Through End Of 2019-2020 Year, Deerfield Seniors Asked What They Want Prom, Graduation To Look Like

With Schools Closed Through End Of 2019-2020 Year, Deerfield Seniors Asked What They Want Prom, Graduation To Look Like

After Gov. JB Pritzker’s announcement Friday that schools will be closed for the rest of the school year, many high school seniors are wondering what it means [...]

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Gov. Pritzker declares remote learning days continue through end of academic year

Gov. Pritzker declares remote learning days continue through end of academic year

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) -- Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced Friday that in-person learning in schools will not resume for the remainder of the 2019-20 [...]

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County, City Officials Call for Investigation into Symphony of Joliet Nursing Home

County, City Officials Call for Investigation into Symphony of Joliet Nursing Home

Will County and the city of Joliet officials are calling on Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health to investigate the Symphony of Joliet [...]

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Rep. Mark Batinick Suggests Gov. JB Pritzker Require Wearing Masks In Public; Governor Is Considering It

"In my opinion, we're not doing a good enough job of protecting our citizens now, and if we mandate it for all stores, I just think people will be more comfort [...]

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Unable To Keep Up With Unemployment Claims, Gov. JB Pritzker Says State Still Increasing Capacity

Unable To Keep Up With Unemployment Claims, Gov. JB Pritzker Says State Still Increasing Capacity

“So many families are hurting at a scale that this country hasn’t seen ever in our lifetime, and our state unemployment filing systems – which were built a dec [...]

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