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Illinois Budget Plan Needs $6B in Federal Aid to Balance

Illinois Budget Plan Needs $6B in Federal Aid to Balance

Despite an economy decimated by shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Illinois House is poised to consider a $42.64 billion operating budget for next [...] Read full article: Illinois Budget Plan Needs $6B in Federa...→

Illinois Budget Plan Needs $6B in Federal Aid to Balance

Illinois Budget Plan Needs $6B in Federal Aid to Balance

Despite an economy decimated by shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Illinois House is poised to consider a $42.64 billion operating budget for next [...] Read full article: Illinois Budget Plan Needs $6B in Federa...→

With Firefighters' Jobs Being Expanded During Pandemic, Federal Officials Outline Plan To Keep Them Funded

With Firefighters' Jobs Being Expanded During Pandemic, Federal Officials Outline Plan To Keep Them Funded

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf was in Fort Worth to talk about a plan to help cities afford to keep their firefighters as their jobs get tougher [...] Read full article: With Firefighters' Jobs Being Expanded D...→

Metro gets $876M in federal funding through coronavirus aid package | WTOP

WMATA will be getting a boost to the tune of $876 million in federal funding, a Democratic delegation from Maryland announced Monday. Read full article: Metro gets $876M in federal funding thro...→

Andrew Cuomo has better ways to get federal aid than issuing threats

Andrew Cuomo has better ways to get federal aid than issuing threats

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Washington needs to drop $61 billion into his cardboard cup, or woe will be upon the Empire State. Scared yet? Because that’s the point. [...] Read full article: Andrew Cuomo has better ways to get fede...→

Rush Limbaugh: Dems Plan to 'Wreck the Economy and Get Rid of Trump'

Rush Limbaugh: Dems Plan to 'Wreck the Economy and Get Rid of Trump'

Rush Limbaugh said this week on his radio show that Democrats will try to keep states from reopening because they want to "wreck the economy" to hurt President [...] Read full article: Rush Limbaugh: Dems Plan to 'Wreck the E...→

Western Govs Ask Congress for $1T in State, Local Aid, but Next-Round Stimulus Plan Is in Flux

Western Govs Ask Congress for $1T in State, Local Aid, but Next-Round Stimulus Plan Is in Flux

Governors and legislative leaders from five western states that are coordinating their response to the coronavirus outbreak asked Congress on Monday to send $1 [...] Read full article: Western Govs Ask Congress for $1T in Sta...→

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 [...] Read full article: Illinois Restaurant Association Opposes ...→

Gov. Whitmer Calls for Federal Aid as Michigan Faces $3B Shortfall

Gov. Whitmer Calls for Federal Aid as Michigan Faces $3B Shortfall

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is requesting federal aid to help cover a possible $3 billion shortfall the state will face due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Gov. Whitmer Calls for Federal Aid as Mi...→

Some Kane County residents not impressed by governor's plan to reopen Illinois

Some Kane County residents not impressed by governor's plan to reopen Illinois

The second round of participants in Kane County's public listening session about COVID-19 concerns showed again that some people still don't trust government s [...] Read full article: Some Kane County residents not impressed...→

EDITORIAL: Thankfully, Pritzker’s ‘Restore Illinois’ plan relies on science, not politics

EDITORIAL: Thankfully, Pritzker’s ‘Restore Illinois’ plan relies on science, not politics

The governor is using hard-and-fast metrics to determine how to reopen Illinois in a reasonably safe way. The standards won’t please everybody, but we see noth [...] Read full article: EDITORIAL: Thankfully, Pritzker’s ‘Resto...→

New Jersey Mayors Sound Alarm As Sen. Menendez Tries To Secure $500 Billion In Federal Aid

New Jersey Mayors Sound Alarm As Sen. Menendez Tries To Secure $500 Billion In Federal Aid

New Jersey mayors from nearly a dozen cities were on a conference call Tuesday requesting federal funding to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: New Jersey Mayors Sound Alarm As Sen. Me...→

Read the Full ‘Restore Illinois’ Plan Aimed at Reopening the State During Coronavirus

Read the Full ‘Restore Illinois’ Plan Aimed at Reopening the State During Coronavirus

Illinois could enter the next stage of its reopening plan in the coming weeks, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday. The governor, for the first time, revealed [...] Read full article: Read the Full ‘Restore Illinois’ Plan Ai...→

Here’s a Breakdown of the 5 Phases of Illinois’ Reopening Plan

Here’s a Breakdown of the 5 Phases of Illinois’ Reopening Plan

Illinois is currently in its second phase of reopening, and the state enter the third phase in the coming weeks, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday. “We have [...] Read full article: Here’s a Breakdown of the 5 Phases of Il...→

Robert Reich: Trump's plan to reopen the economy is contemptible—and deadly | Opinion

Robert Reich: Trump's plan to reopen the economy is contemptible—and deadly | Opinion

The president is trying to force the economy to reopen in order to boost his electoral chances this November, and he's selling out Americans' health to seal th [...] Read full article: Robert Reich: Trump's plan to reopen the...→

Illinois ‘getting ready for point where we can begin to reopen the economy,’ Pritzker says

Illinois ‘getting ready for point where we can begin to reopen the economy,’ Pritzker says

During an appearance Sunday on CBS’ "Face the Nation," Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Illinois has "really bent the curve significantly" while noting that hospitaliza [...] Read full article: Illinois ‘getting ready for point where ...→

Josh Hawley and Jim Jorden Introduce Bills to Block Federal Aid to Wealthy Universities

Josh Hawley and Jim Jorden Introduce Bills to Block Federal Aid to Wealthy Universities

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) introduced bills this week that was designed to block the flow of federal aid to wealthy universities. In Ap [...] Read full article: Josh Hawley and Jim Jorden Introduce Bil...→

Feds: Man lied to try to get $20M in federal coronavirus aid

Feds: Man lied to try to get $20M in federal coronavirus aid

A Chinese man who tried to get $20 million in federal aid for distressed businesses affected by the coronavirus created two bogus businesses Read full article: Feds: Man lied to try to get $20M in fed...→

Colorado universities coming to aid of undocumented students, others not eligible for federal coroanvirus stimulus

Colorado universities coming to aid of undocumented students, others not eligible for federal coroanvirus stimulus

In light of the federal restrictions against giving financial assistance to undocumented students, some of Colorado’s higher education institutions are steppin [...] Read full article: Colorado universities coming to aid of u...→

‘Western Pact’ states seek $1 trillion more in federal aid

‘Western Pact’ states seek $1 trillion more in federal aid

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that he and his counterparts in Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Nevada were calling for the federal government to pro [...] Read full article: ‘Western Pact’ states seek $1 trillion m...→

Federal Court Approves Plan Giving Law Firm $51 Million Out Of $112 Million In Legal Fees In NFL Concussion Case

Federal Court Approves Plan Giving Law Firm $51 Million Out Of $112 Million In Legal Fees In NFL Concussion Case

It was lawyer Christopher Seeger who steered the negotiations that led to a surprise settlement in 2013 and who managed the case through several appeals. Read full article: Federal Court Approves Plan Giving Law F...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago’s Reopening Plan, Mystery Illness in Kids

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago’s Reopening Plan, Mystery Illness in Kids

(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 [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago’s ...→

Read the full text of Pritzker’s

Read the full text of Pritzker’s "Restore Illinois" plan here

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker released his “Restore Illinois” plan May 5, the same day the state suffered its largest number of COVID-19 deaths in a single day.. [...] Read full article: Read the full text of Pritzker’s "Restor...→

How will Illinois reopen? Three charts breaking down Pritzker’s plan

How will Illinois reopen? Three charts breaking down Pritzker’s plan

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday a five-phase plan to get Illinois re-opened as the COVID-19 pandemic slows its toll on health care providers. The plan, fr [...] Read full article: How will Illinois reopen? Three charts b...→

Illinois reports the largest number of deaths on day governor releases plan to reopen state

Illinois reports the largest number of deaths on day governor releases plan to reopen state

The state is currently in the second phase of a five-phase plan to reopen its businesses, and there are clear benchmarks for continuing to open it further. Read full article: Illinois reports the largest number of d...→

What Businesses Can Reopen in Each Phase of Illinois’ New Plan?

What Businesses Can Reopen in Each Phase of Illinois’ New Plan?

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveiled the state’s phased reopening plan on Tuesday as officials begin to lay out when various businesses and facilities can reop [...] Read full article: What Businesses Can Reopen in Each Phase...→

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...→

Central Illinois City to Allow Salons, Gyms to Reopen As Part of Phased Reopening Plan

Central Illinois City to Allow Salons, Gyms to Reopen As Part of Phased Reopening Plan

A Central Illinois city is implementing a phased reopening plan that could potentially conflict with the state’s ongoing “stay-at-home” order. East Peoria Mayo [...] Read full article: Central Illinois City to Allow Salons, G...→

53 NJ hospitals to share $1.7 billion in federal aid: Murphy

53 NJ hospitals to share $1.7 billion in federal aid: Murphy

Dozens of hospitals in New Jersey battered by the coronavirus will be getting a large cash infusion from the federal government. Read full article: 53 NJ hospitals to share $1.7 billion in...→

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 [...] Read full article: Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday...→

‘A Big Decision:’ Firms Weigh Returning Federal Aid

‘A Big Decision:’ Firms Weigh Returning Federal Aid

A sporting goods manufacturer and a software developer both got stimulus loans. After a backlash, they were among the hundreds of companies facing a new questi [...] Read full article: ‘A Big Decision:’ Firms Weigh Returning ...→

Sweetwater Proposes Plan to Balance Budget, But Roadblocks Ahead

Sweetwater Proposes Plan to Balance Budget, But Roadblocks Ahead

The Sweetwater Union High School District is again crunching the numbers so it can present a balanced budget to the County Office of Education, who make sure d [...] Read full article: Sweetwater Proposes Plan to Balance Budg...→

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 [...] Read full article: Top Illinois Republicans Call on Pritzke...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago’s Reopening Plan, Orland Park Mayor’s Message

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago’s Reopening Plan, Orland Park Mayor’s Message

(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.) Aft [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago’s ...→

New Data Shows Illinois Economy Losing $183 Million A Day Due To COVID-19

Staggering numbers in a new report obtained by CBS 2 show just how hard the coronavirus is hitting the Illinois economy. Read full article: New Data Shows Illinois Economy Losing $...→

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday announced a five-phase plan to reopen Illinois bas [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday announced a five-phase plan to reopen Illinois bas [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday announced a five-phase plan to reopen Illinois based on public health data and regional health care availability. The plan is bas [...] Read full article: Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday announced ...→

GOP congressmen ask Pritzker to seek federal aid for pork producers to help dispose of euthanized hog carcasses

GOP congressmen ask Pritzker to seek federal aid for pork producers to help dispose of euthanized hog carcasses

Illinois’ five Republican congressmen asked Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday to seek federal emergency funds for a state pork production industry in “c [...] Read full article: GOP congressmen ask Pritzker to seek fed...→

How Illinois Will Enforce Its Phased Reopening Plan, According to Pritzker

How Illinois Will Enforce Its Phased Reopening Plan, According to Pritzker

Illinoisans could soon see some changes as the state prepares for the next phase of reopening in the weeks ahead, but there will still be guidelines to follow. [...] Read full article: How Illinois Will Enforce Its Phased Reo...→

Read Pritzker’s Full Announcement On Illinois’ Phased Reopening Plan

Read Pritzker’s Full Announcement On Illinois’ Phased Reopening Plan

The state of Illinois will open in five phases, according to a plan announced by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Read the governor’s full plan below. My fellow Illinoisans [...] Read full article: Read Pritzker’s Full Announcement On Ill...→

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 [...] Read full article: Federal Judge Upholds Gov. JB Pritzker's...→

Monroe County is gearing up to reopen the economy under Florida’s phase one plan [...]

Monroe County is gearing up to reopen the economy under Florida’s phase one plan, but it comes with restrictions. Unlike neighboring Miami-Dade, Broward and Pa [...] Read full article: Monroe County is gearing up to reopen th...→

With Firefighters' Jobs Being Expanded During Pandemic, Federal Officials Outline Plan To Keep Them Funded

With Firefighters' Jobs Being Expanded During Pandemic, Federal Officials Outline Plan To Keep Them Funded

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf was in Fort Worth to talk about a plan to help cities afford to keep their firefighters as their jobs get tougher [...] Read full article: With Firefighters' Jobs Being Expanded D...→

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 [...] Read full article: Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday...→

Andrew Cuomo has better ways to get federal aid than issuing threats

Andrew Cuomo has better ways to get federal aid than issuing threats

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Washington needs to drop $61 billion into his cardboard cup, or woe will be upon the Empire State. Scared yet? Because that’s the point. [...] Read full article: Andrew Cuomo has better ways to get fede...→

Colorado universities coming to aid of undocumented students, others not eligible for federal coroanvirus stimulus

Colorado universities coming to aid of undocumented students, others not eligible for federal coroanvirus stimulus

In light of the federal restrictions against giving financial assistance to undocumented students, some of Colorado’s higher education institutions are steppin [...] Read full article: Colorado universities coming to aid of u...→

Western Govs Ask Congress for $1T in State, Local Aid, but Next-Round Stimulus Plan Is in Flux

Western Govs Ask Congress for $1T in State, Local Aid, but Next-Round Stimulus Plan Is in Flux

Governors and legislative leaders from five western states that are coordinating their response to the coronavirus outbreak asked Congress on Monday to send $1 [...] Read full article: Western Govs Ask Congress for $1T in Sta...→

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 [...] Read full article: Top Illinois Republicans Call on Pritzke...→

Federal Court Approves Plan Giving Law Firm $51 Million Out Of $112 Million In Legal Fees In NFL Concussion Case

Federal Court Approves Plan Giving Law Firm $51 Million Out Of $112 Million In Legal Fees In NFL Concussion Case

It was lawyer Christopher Seeger who steered the negotiations that led to a surprise settlement in 2013 and who managed the case through several appeals. Read full article: Federal Court Approves Plan Giving Law F...→

Gov. Whitmer Calls for Federal Aid as Michigan Faces $3B Shortfall

Gov. Whitmer Calls for Federal Aid as Michigan Faces $3B Shortfall

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is requesting federal aid to help cover a possible $3 billion shortfall the state will face due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Gov. Whitmer Calls for Federal Aid as Mi...→

New Data Shows Illinois Economy Losing $183 Million A Day Due To COVID-19

Staggering numbers in a new report obtained by CBS 2 show just how hard the coronavirus is hitting the Illinois economy. Read full article: New Data Shows Illinois Economy Losing $...→

Read the full text of Pritzker’s

Read the full text of Pritzker’s "Restore Illinois" plan here

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker released his “Restore Illinois” plan May 5, the same day the state suffered its largest number of COVID-19 deaths in a single day.. [...] Read full article: Read the full text of Pritzker’s "Restor...→

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday announced a five-phase plan to reopen Illinois bas [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday announced a five-phase plan to reopen Illinois bas [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday announced a five-phase plan to reopen Illinois based on public health data and regional health care availability. The plan is bas [...] Read full article: Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday announced ...→

Illinois reports the largest number of deaths on day governor releases plan to reopen state

Illinois reports the largest number of deaths on day governor releases plan to reopen state

The state is currently in the second phase of a five-phase plan to reopen its businesses, and there are clear benchmarks for continuing to open it further. Read full article: Illinois reports the largest number of d...→

New Jersey Mayors Sound Alarm As Sen. Menendez Tries To Secure $500 Billion In Federal Aid

New Jersey Mayors Sound Alarm As Sen. Menendez Tries To Secure $500 Billion In Federal Aid

New Jersey mayors from nearly a dozen cities were on a conference call Tuesday requesting federal funding to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: New Jersey Mayors Sound Alarm As Sen. Me...→

How Illinois Will Enforce Its Phased Reopening Plan, According to Pritzker

How Illinois Will Enforce Its Phased Reopening Plan, According to Pritzker

Illinoisans could soon see some changes as the state prepares for the next phase of reopening in the weeks ahead, but there will still be guidelines to follow. [...] Read full article: How Illinois Will Enforce Its Phased Reo...→

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...→

Here’s a Breakdown of the 5 Phases of Illinois’ Reopening Plan

Here’s a Breakdown of the 5 Phases of Illinois’ Reopening Plan

Illinois is currently in its second phase of reopening, and the state enter the third phase in the coming weeks, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday. “We have [...] Read full article: Here’s a Breakdown of the 5 Phases of Il...→

Central Illinois City to Allow Salons, Gyms to Reopen As Part of Phased Reopening Plan

Central Illinois City to Allow Salons, Gyms to Reopen As Part of Phased Reopening Plan

A Central Illinois city is implementing a phased reopening plan that could potentially conflict with the state’s ongoing “stay-at-home” order. East Peoria Mayo [...] Read full article: Central Illinois City to Allow Salons, G...→

Illinois ‘getting ready for point where we can begin to reopen the economy,’ Pritzker says

Illinois ‘getting ready for point where we can begin to reopen the economy,’ Pritzker says

During an appearance Sunday on CBS’ "Face the Nation," Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Illinois has "really bent the curve significantly" while noting that hospitaliza [...] Read full article: Illinois ‘getting ready for point where ...→

Feds: Man lied to try to get $20M in federal coronavirus aid

Feds: Man lied to try to get $20M in federal coronavirus aid

A Chinese man who tried to get $20 million in federal aid for distressed businesses affected by the coronavirus created two bogus businesses Read full article: Feds: Man lied to try to get $20M in fed...→

Metro gets $876M in federal funding through coronavirus aid package | WTOP

WMATA will be getting a boost to the tune of $876 million in federal funding, a Democratic delegation from Maryland announced Monday. Read full article: Metro gets $876M in federal funding thro...→

‘A Big Decision:’ Firms Weigh Returning Federal Aid

‘A Big Decision:’ Firms Weigh Returning Federal Aid

A sporting goods manufacturer and a software developer both got stimulus loans. After a backlash, they were among the hundreds of companies facing a new questi [...] Read full article: ‘A Big Decision:’ Firms Weigh Returning ...→

Rush Limbaugh: Dems Plan to 'Wreck the Economy and Get Rid of Trump'

Rush Limbaugh: Dems Plan to 'Wreck the Economy and Get Rid of Trump'

Rush Limbaugh said this week on his radio show that Democrats will try to keep states from reopening because they want to "wreck the economy" to hurt President [...] Read full article: Rush Limbaugh: Dems Plan to 'Wreck the E...→

Sweetwater Proposes Plan to Balance Budget, But Roadblocks Ahead

Sweetwater Proposes Plan to Balance Budget, But Roadblocks Ahead

The Sweetwater Union High School District is again crunching the numbers so it can present a balanced budget to the County Office of Education, who make sure d [...] Read full article: Sweetwater Proposes Plan to Balance Budg...→

‘Western Pact’ states seek $1 trillion more in federal aid

‘Western Pact’ states seek $1 trillion more in federal aid

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that he and his counterparts in Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Nevada were calling for the federal government to pro [...] Read full article: ‘Western Pact’ states seek $1 trillion m...→

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 [...] Read full article: Illinois Restaurant Association Opposes ...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago’s Reopening Plan, Orland Park Mayor’s Message

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago’s Reopening Plan, Orland Park Mayor’s Message

(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.) Aft [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago’s ...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago’s Reopening Plan, Mystery Illness in Kids

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago’s Reopening Plan, Mystery Illness in Kids

(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 [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago’s ...→

Some Kane County residents not impressed by governor's plan to reopen Illinois

Some Kane County residents not impressed by governor's plan to reopen Illinois

The second round of participants in Kane County's public listening session about COVID-19 concerns showed again that some people still don't trust government s [...] Read full article: Some Kane County residents not impressed...→

How will Illinois reopen? Three charts breaking down Pritzker’s plan

How will Illinois reopen? Three charts breaking down Pritzker’s plan

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday a five-phase plan to get Illinois re-opened as the COVID-19 pandemic slows its toll on health care providers. The plan, fr [...] Read full article: How will Illinois reopen? Three charts b...→

EDITORIAL: Thankfully, Pritzker’s ‘Restore Illinois’ plan relies on science, not politics

EDITORIAL: Thankfully, Pritzker’s ‘Restore Illinois’ plan relies on science, not politics

The governor is using hard-and-fast metrics to determine how to reopen Illinois in a reasonably safe way. The standards won’t please everybody, but we see noth [...] Read full article: EDITORIAL: Thankfully, Pritzker’s ‘Resto...→

GOP congressmen ask Pritzker to seek federal aid for pork producers to help dispose of euthanized hog carcasses

GOP congressmen ask Pritzker to seek federal aid for pork producers to help dispose of euthanized hog carcasses

Illinois’ five Republican congressmen asked Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday to seek federal emergency funds for a state pork production industry in “c [...] Read full article: GOP congressmen ask Pritzker to seek fed...→

What Businesses Can Reopen in Each Phase of Illinois’ New Plan?

What Businesses Can Reopen in Each Phase of Illinois’ New Plan?

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveiled the state’s phased reopening plan on Tuesday as officials begin to lay out when various businesses and facilities can reop [...] Read full article: What Businesses Can Reopen in Each Phase...→

Read the Full ‘Restore Illinois’ Plan Aimed at Reopening the State During Coronavirus

Read the Full ‘Restore Illinois’ Plan Aimed at Reopening the State During Coronavirus

Illinois could enter the next stage of its reopening plan in the coming weeks, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday. The governor, for the first time, revealed [...] Read full article: Read the Full ‘Restore Illinois’ Plan Ai...→

Read Pritzker’s Full Announcement On Illinois’ Phased Reopening Plan

Read Pritzker’s Full Announcement On Illinois’ Phased Reopening Plan

The state of Illinois will open in five phases, according to a plan announced by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Read the governor’s full plan below. My fellow Illinoisans [...] Read full article: Read Pritzker’s Full Announcement On Ill...→

Robert Reich: Trump's plan to reopen the economy is contemptible—and deadly | Opinion

Robert Reich: Trump's plan to reopen the economy is contemptible—and deadly | Opinion

The president is trying to force the economy to reopen in order to boost his electoral chances this November, and he's selling out Americans' health to seal th [...] Read full article: Robert Reich: Trump's plan to reopen the...→

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 [...] Read full article: Federal Judge Upholds Gov. JB Pritzker's...→

53 NJ hospitals to share $1.7 billion in federal aid: Murphy

53 NJ hospitals to share $1.7 billion in federal aid: Murphy

Dozens of hospitals in New Jersey battered by the coronavirus will be getting a large cash infusion from the federal government. Read full article: 53 NJ hospitals to share $1.7 billion in...→

Josh Hawley and Jim Jorden Introduce Bills to Block Federal Aid to Wealthy Universities

Josh Hawley and Jim Jorden Introduce Bills to Block Federal Aid to Wealthy Universities

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) introduced bills this week that was designed to block the flow of federal aid to wealthy universities. In Ap [...] Read full article: Josh Hawley and Jim Jorden Introduce Bil...→

Monroe County is gearing up to reopen the economy under Florida’s phase one plan [...]

Monroe County is gearing up to reopen the economy under Florida’s phase one plan, but it comes with restrictions. Unlike neighboring Miami-Dade, Broward and Pa [...] Read full article: Monroe County is gearing up to reopen th...→

With Firefighters' Jobs Being Expanded During Pandemic, Federal Officials Outline Plan To Keep Them Funded

With Firefighters' Jobs Being Expanded During Pandemic, Federal Officials Outline Plan To Keep Them Funded

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf was in Fort Worth to talk about a plan to help cities afford to keep their firefighters as their jobs get tougher [...] Read full article: With Firefighters' Jobs Being Expanded D...→

Feds: Man lied to try to get $20M in federal coronavirus aid

Feds: Man lied to try to get $20M in federal coronavirus aid

A Chinese man who tried to get $20 million in federal aid for distressed businesses affected by the coronavirus created two bogus businesses Read full article: Feds: Man lied to try to get $20M in fed...→

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 [...] Read full article: Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday...→

Metro gets $876M in federal funding through coronavirus aid package | WTOP

WMATA will be getting a boost to the tune of $876 million in federal funding, a Democratic delegation from Maryland announced Monday. Read full article: Metro gets $876M in federal funding thro...→

‘A Big Decision:’ Firms Weigh Returning Federal Aid

‘A Big Decision:’ Firms Weigh Returning Federal Aid

A sporting goods manufacturer and a software developer both got stimulus loans. After a backlash, they were among the hundreds of companies facing a new questi [...] Read full article: ‘A Big Decision:’ Firms Weigh Returning ...→

Andrew Cuomo has better ways to get federal aid than issuing threats

Andrew Cuomo has better ways to get federal aid than issuing threats

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Washington needs to drop $61 billion into his cardboard cup, or woe will be upon the Empire State. Scared yet? Because that’s the point. [...] Read full article: Andrew Cuomo has better ways to get fede...→

Rush Limbaugh: Dems Plan to 'Wreck the Economy and Get Rid of Trump'

Rush Limbaugh: Dems Plan to 'Wreck the Economy and Get Rid of Trump'

Rush Limbaugh said this week on his radio show that Democrats will try to keep states from reopening because they want to "wreck the economy" to hurt President [...] Read full article: Rush Limbaugh: Dems Plan to 'Wreck the E...→

Colorado universities coming to aid of undocumented students, others not eligible for federal coroanvirus stimulus

Colorado universities coming to aid of undocumented students, others not eligible for federal coroanvirus stimulus

In light of the federal restrictions against giving financial assistance to undocumented students, some of Colorado’s higher education institutions are steppin [...] Read full article: Colorado universities coming to aid of u...→

Sweetwater Proposes Plan to Balance Budget, But Roadblocks Ahead

Sweetwater Proposes Plan to Balance Budget, But Roadblocks Ahead

The Sweetwater Union High School District is again crunching the numbers so it can present a balanced budget to the County Office of Education, who make sure d [...] Read full article: Sweetwater Proposes Plan to Balance Budg...→

Western Govs Ask Congress for $1T in State, Local Aid, but Next-Round Stimulus Plan Is in Flux

Western Govs Ask Congress for $1T in State, Local Aid, but Next-Round Stimulus Plan Is in Flux

Governors and legislative leaders from five western states that are coordinating their response to the coronavirus outbreak asked Congress on Monday to send $1 [...] Read full article: Western Govs Ask Congress for $1T in Sta...→

‘Western Pact’ states seek $1 trillion more in federal aid

‘Western Pact’ states seek $1 trillion more in federal aid

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that he and his counterparts in Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Nevada were calling for the federal government to pro [...] Read full article: ‘Western Pact’ states seek $1 trillion m...→

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 [...] Read full article: Top Illinois Republicans Call on Pritzke...→

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 [...] Read full article: Illinois Restaurant Association Opposes ...→

Federal Court Approves Plan Giving Law Firm $51 Million Out Of $112 Million In Legal Fees In NFL Concussion Case

Federal Court Approves Plan Giving Law Firm $51 Million Out Of $112 Million In Legal Fees In NFL Concussion Case

It was lawyer Christopher Seeger who steered the negotiations that led to a surprise settlement in 2013 and who managed the case through several appeals. Read full article: Federal Court Approves Plan Giving Law F...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago’s Reopening Plan, Orland Park Mayor’s Message

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago’s Reopening Plan, Orland Park Mayor’s Message

(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.) Aft [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago’s ...→

Gov. Whitmer Calls for Federal Aid as Michigan Faces $3B Shortfall

Gov. Whitmer Calls for Federal Aid as Michigan Faces $3B Shortfall

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is requesting federal aid to help cover a possible $3 billion shortfall the state will face due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Gov. Whitmer Calls for Federal Aid as Mi...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago’s Reopening Plan, Mystery Illness in Kids

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago’s Reopening Plan, Mystery Illness in Kids

(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 [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago’s ...→

New Data Shows Illinois Economy Losing $183 Million A Day Due To COVID-19

Staggering numbers in a new report obtained by CBS 2 show just how hard the coronavirus is hitting the Illinois economy. Read full article: New Data Shows Illinois Economy Losing $...→

Some Kane County residents not impressed by governor's plan to reopen Illinois

Some Kane County residents not impressed by governor's plan to reopen Illinois

The second round of participants in Kane County's public listening session about COVID-19 concerns showed again that some people still don't trust government s [...] Read full article: Some Kane County residents not impressed...→

Read the full text of Pritzker’s

Read the full text of Pritzker’s "Restore Illinois" plan here

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker released his “Restore Illinois” plan May 5, the same day the state suffered its largest number of COVID-19 deaths in a single day.. [...] Read full article: Read the full text of Pritzker’s "Restor...→

How will Illinois reopen? Three charts breaking down Pritzker’s plan

How will Illinois reopen? Three charts breaking down Pritzker’s plan

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday a five-phase plan to get Illinois re-opened as the COVID-19 pandemic slows its toll on health care providers. The plan, fr [...] Read full article: How will Illinois reopen? Three charts b...→

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday announced a five-phase plan to reopen Illinois bas [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday announced a five-phase plan to reopen Illinois bas [...]

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday announced a five-phase plan to reopen Illinois based on public health data and regional health care availability. The plan is bas [...] Read full article: Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday announced ...→

EDITORIAL: Thankfully, Pritzker’s ‘Restore Illinois’ plan relies on science, not politics

EDITORIAL: Thankfully, Pritzker’s ‘Restore Illinois’ plan relies on science, not politics

The governor is using hard-and-fast metrics to determine how to reopen Illinois in a reasonably safe way. The standards won’t please everybody, but we see noth [...] Read full article: EDITORIAL: Thankfully, Pritzker’s ‘Resto...→

Illinois reports the largest number of deaths on day governor releases plan to reopen state

Illinois reports the largest number of deaths on day governor releases plan to reopen state

The state is currently in the second phase of a five-phase plan to reopen its businesses, and there are clear benchmarks for continuing to open it further. Read full article: Illinois reports the largest number of d...→

GOP congressmen ask Pritzker to seek federal aid for pork producers to help dispose of euthanized hog carcasses

GOP congressmen ask Pritzker to seek federal aid for pork producers to help dispose of euthanized hog carcasses

Illinois’ five Republican congressmen asked Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday to seek federal emergency funds for a state pork production industry in “c [...] Read full article: GOP congressmen ask Pritzker to seek fed...→

New Jersey Mayors Sound Alarm As Sen. Menendez Tries To Secure $500 Billion In Federal Aid

New Jersey Mayors Sound Alarm As Sen. Menendez Tries To Secure $500 Billion In Federal Aid

New Jersey mayors from nearly a dozen cities were on a conference call Tuesday requesting federal funding to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: New Jersey Mayors Sound Alarm As Sen. Me...→

What Businesses Can Reopen in Each Phase of Illinois’ New Plan?

What Businesses Can Reopen in Each Phase of Illinois’ New Plan?

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveiled the state’s phased reopening plan on Tuesday as officials begin to lay out when various businesses and facilities can reop [...] Read full article: What Businesses Can Reopen in Each Phase...→

How Illinois Will Enforce Its Phased Reopening Plan, According to Pritzker

How Illinois Will Enforce Its Phased Reopening Plan, According to Pritzker

Illinoisans could soon see some changes as the state prepares for the next phase of reopening in the weeks ahead, but there will still be guidelines to follow. [...] Read full article: How Illinois Will Enforce Its Phased Reo...→

Read the Full ‘Restore Illinois’ Plan Aimed at Reopening the State During Coronavirus

Read the Full ‘Restore Illinois’ Plan Aimed at Reopening the State During Coronavirus

Illinois could enter the next stage of its reopening plan in the coming weeks, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday. The governor, for the first time, revealed [...] Read full article: Read the Full ‘Restore Illinois’ Plan Ai...→

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...→

Read Pritzker’s Full Announcement On Illinois’ Phased Reopening Plan

Read Pritzker’s Full Announcement On Illinois’ Phased Reopening Plan

The state of Illinois will open in five phases, according to a plan announced by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Read the governor’s full plan below. My fellow Illinoisans [...] Read full article: Read Pritzker’s Full Announcement On Ill...→

Here’s a Breakdown of the 5 Phases of Illinois’ Reopening Plan

Here’s a Breakdown of the 5 Phases of Illinois’ Reopening Plan

Illinois is currently in its second phase of reopening, and the state enter the third phase in the coming weeks, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday. “We have [...] Read full article: Here’s a Breakdown of the 5 Phases of Il...→

Robert Reich: Trump's plan to reopen the economy is contemptible—and deadly | Opinion

Robert Reich: Trump's plan to reopen the economy is contemptible—and deadly | Opinion

The president is trying to force the economy to reopen in order to boost his electoral chances this November, and he's selling out Americans' health to seal th [...] Read full article: Robert Reich: Trump's plan to reopen the...→

Central Illinois City to Allow Salons, Gyms to Reopen As Part of Phased Reopening Plan

Central Illinois City to Allow Salons, Gyms to Reopen As Part of Phased Reopening Plan

A Central Illinois city is implementing a phased reopening plan that could potentially conflict with the state’s ongoing “stay-at-home” order. East Peoria Mayo [...] Read full article: Central Illinois City to Allow Salons, G...→

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 [...] Read full article: Federal Judge Upholds Gov. JB Pritzker's...→

Illinois ‘getting ready for point where we can begin to reopen the economy,’ Pritzker says

Illinois ‘getting ready for point where we can begin to reopen the economy,’ Pritzker says

During an appearance Sunday on CBS’ "Face the Nation," Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Illinois has "really bent the curve significantly" while noting that hospitaliza [...] Read full article: Illinois ‘getting ready for point where ...→

53 NJ hospitals to share $1.7 billion in federal aid: Murphy

53 NJ hospitals to share $1.7 billion in federal aid: Murphy

Dozens of hospitals in New Jersey battered by the coronavirus will be getting a large cash infusion from the federal government. Read full article: 53 NJ hospitals to share $1.7 billion in...→

Josh Hawley and Jim Jorden Introduce Bills to Block Federal Aid to Wealthy Universities

Josh Hawley and Jim Jorden Introduce Bills to Block Federal Aid to Wealthy Universities

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) introduced bills this week that was designed to block the flow of federal aid to wealthy universities. In Ap [...] Read full article: Josh Hawley and Jim Jorden Introduce Bil...→

Monroe County is gearing up to reopen the economy under Florida’s phase one plan [...]

Monroe County is gearing up to reopen the economy under Florida’s phase one plan, but it comes with restrictions. Unlike neighboring Miami-Dade, Broward and Pa [...] Read full article: Monroe County is gearing up to reopen th...→