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Trump Adminstration Terminating Federal Funding At 2 Illinois Coronavirus Testing Sites

Trump Adminstration Terminating Federal Funding At 2 Illinois Coronavirus Testing Sites

The Trump administration is quietly ending support for a pair of testing sites in Illinois, along with 11 others in four other states. The decision to terminat [...] Read full article: Trump Adminstration Terminating Federal ...→

Concern grows for some restaurants as Illinois moves to Phase 4 of coronavirus reopening

Concern grows for some restaurants as Illinois moves to Phase 4 of coronavirus reopening

CHICAGO — As Chicago moves to Phase 4 of the pandemic reopening, some restaurants are trying to figure out how to reduce health risks while recovering financia [...] Read full article: Concern grows for some restaurants as Il...→

Whitmer says state won't go into phase 5 of reopening plan this week as anticipated

Whitmer says state won't go into phase 5 of reopening plan this week as anticipated

(WXYZ) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in an interview with WWJ Tuesday said that the state won't be moving into phase 5 of the reopening plan as she had hoped.... Whi [...] Read full article: Whitmer says state won't go into phase 5...→

7 More New York Counties Move to Phase III, Reopening Indoor Dining and Spas

7 More New York Counties Move to Phase III, Reopening Indoor Dining and Spas

New York’s Mid-Hudson region moves to Phase III Tuesday, reopening indoor dining and personal care services like nail salons and massage parlors (with restrict [...] Read full article: 7 More New York Counties Move to Phase I...→

Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of Reopening, But Could Move Back at Any Point

Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of Reopening, But Could Move Back at Any Point

While Chicago continues to see progress in combating the coronavirus infection rate, city officials say they’re following reports of surges elsewhere closely – [...] Read full article: Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of R...→

Reopening phases by county: What you can and can’t do as Washington state reopens from coronavirus lockdown

Reopening phases by county: What you can and can’t do as Washington state reopens from coronavirus lockdown

As Washington's counties progress through Gov. Jay Inslee's plan to reopen the state, here's an interactive map that tracks the counties' progress through the [...] Read full article: Reopening phases by county: What you can...→

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker Releases Guidelines for Phase 4

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker Releases Guidelines for Phase 4

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday released new guidelines for Illinois as the state looks to move into phase four of its reopening plan on Friday. Phase four of the [...] Read full article: Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker Releas...→

Federal government offices should move if DC becomes state, Grenell says

Federal government offices should move if DC becomes state, Grenell says

Richard Grenell, the former acting director of National Intelligence, weighed in late Sunday about this week's vote on a bill to admit Washington, D.C., as the [...] Read full article: Federal government offices should move i...→

Oklahoma Gov. Stitt: State Safely Reopening, Ready for MAGA Rally

Oklahoma Gov. Stitt: State Safely Reopening, Ready for MAGA Rally

Oklahoma has been safely reopening from coronavirus closures and is excited about President Donald Trump resuming his MAGA rallies in Tulsa Saturday, Gov. Kevi [...] Read full article: Oklahoma Gov. Stitt: State Safely Reopen...→

Reopening: State Officials Sending All Voters Mail-In Ballots For November's Presidential Election

Reopening: State Officials Sending All Voters Mail-In Ballots For November's Presidential Election

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Thursday to require county officials to mail a ballot to every registered voter for the November election, cementing into law t [...] Read full article: Reopening: State Officials Sending All V...→

Jersey Shore Museums Ease Into Reopening as State Moves Further Along Phase 2

Jersey Shore Museums Ease Into Reopening as State Moves Further Along Phase 2

It’s a subtle, but important sign of New Jersey’s economic and cultural recovery — you can visit Lucy the Elephant again. The roadside icon is one of a number [...] Read full article: Jersey Shore Museums Ease Into Reopening...→

Philly Could Move Into ‘Green' Phase of COVID-19 Reopening Plan By July 3

Philly Could Move Into ‘Green' Phase of COVID-19 Reopening Plan By July 3

The City of Philadelphia on Thursday said it may move to the final phase of the state coronavirus reopening plan as early as July 3rd. The move will be conting [...] Read full article: Philly Could Move Into ‘Green' Phase of ...→

Socializing state budget shortfalls through federal bailouts won’t help: Here’s what will

Socializing state budget shortfalls through federal bailouts won’t help: Here’s what will

Citing COVID-19-related budget shortfalls, many state and local officials are calling for a nearly $1 trillion federal bailout. That works out to about $7,800 [...] Read full article: Socializing state budget shortfalls thro...→

D.C. to move into phase two of reopening on Monday

D.C. to move into phase two of reopening on Monday

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Wednesday that the District will enter phase two of reopening on Monday if the city’s coronavirus trends continue in the right di [...] Read full article: D.C. to move into phase two of reopening...→

As State Widens Reopening, New Bay Area Virus Outbreaks Surface

As State Widens Reopening, New Bay Area Virus Outbreaks Surface

As California entered Phase 2B of its coronavirus reopening plan, new concerns surfaced over outbreaks linked to some wineries in Sonoma County and a construct [...] Read full article: As State Widens Reopening, New Bay Area ...→

The Illinois High School Association’s board voted to move the tournament from P [...]

The Illinois High School Association’s board voted to move the tournament from P [...]

The Illinois High School Association’s board voted to move the tournament from Peoria to Champaign on Monday. The University of Illinois’ State Farm Center, wh [...] Read full article: The Illinois High School Association’s b...→

Texas governor says there is a

Texas governor says there is a "massive" coronavirus outbreak across the state after reopening

"We are looking at greater restrictions," Governor Greg Abbott said Wednesday, after initially saying this would be a last resort. Read full article: Texas governor says there is a "massive"...→

Virginia Can Move Into Reopening Phase 3 on July 1, Northam Says

Virginia Can Move Into Reopening Phase 3 on July 1, Northam Says

Restrictions on restaurants, stores, gyms and pools will loosen in Virginia starting next week. Virginia’s governor says data shows the state is ready to move [...] Read full article: Virginia Can Move Into Reopening Phase 3...→

Michigan Will Not Move Into Phase 5 Of Gov. Whitmer's Reopening Plan This Week

Michigan Will Not Move Into Phase 5 Of Gov. Whitmer's Reopening Plan This Week

During Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's June 17 press conference providing updates on the state's response to COVID-19, Whitmer said she hoped to move the state into Ph [...] Read full article: Michigan Will Not Move Into Phase 5 Of G...→

Surge in COVID-19 Cases Prompts State Officials to Consider Rolling Back Reopening

Surge in COVID-19 Cases Prompts State Officials to Consider Rolling Back Reopening

As California hit a 3,792 COVID-19 hospitalizations over the weekend, Gov. Newsom warned Monday that tougher restrictions could once again be enforced. Read full article: Surge in COVID-19 Cases Prompts State Of...→

Mayor Lightfoot Discusses Chicago's Move Into Phase Four of Reopening Plan

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot discusses the city’s decision to move into Phase Four of the coronavirus reopening plan.... Under Phase Four guidelines in the “Re [...] Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Discusses Chicago's Move...→

Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coronavirus reopening plan Friday. Here’s a guide to what’s allowed.

Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coronavirus reopening plan Friday. Here’s a guide to what’s allowed.

Gatherings of up to 50 people will be allowed across the state starting Friday as Illinois moves into the fourth phase of its reopening plan. Here's what you n [...] Read full article: Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coron...→

Park Ridge’s Pickwick Theatre plans for July reopening, owner hopes state will modify crowd size rules

Park Ridge’s Pickwick Theatre plans for July reopening, owner hopes state will modify crowd size rules

After COVID-19 forced movie screens to go dark in March, the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge went from selling tickets to the latest blockbusters to selling box [...] Read full article: Park Ridge’s Pickwick Theatre plans for ...→

Illinois politicians start to get serious about fundraising as the state reopens

Illinois politicians start to get serious about fundraising as the state reopens

Some are planning in-person, outdoor events instead of virtual ones. The risk is low, but it’s there. Read full article: Illinois politicians start to get seriou...→

Reopening: State Unemployment Rate Climbs To 16.3 Percent; Highest Since Great Depression

Reopening: State Unemployment Rate Climbs To 16.3 Percent; Highest Since Great Depression

As the state's economy begins reawakening from it's more than 3-month slumber brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, signs of the damage left behind from the shu [...] Read full article: Reopening: State Unemployment Rate Climb...→

Riverside, San Bernardino Counties Report New Coronavirus Deaths; Officials Move Forward With Reopening Plans

Riverside, San Bernardino Counties Report New Coronavirus Deaths; Officials Move Forward With Reopening Plans

As of Thursday evening, 171,415 Riverside County residents had been tested and 99,719 San Bernardino County residents had been tested. Read full article: Riverside, San Bernardino Counties Repor...→

Private consultants are helping city, state draft reopening rules

Behind the scenes, Bain, Boston Consulting staffers are managing much of the process of deciding to reopen business. Read full article: Private consultants are helping city, st...→

All four of Illinois’ health regions are currently on track to move to phase fou [...]

All four of Illinois’ health regions are currently on track to move to phase four as early as next week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday. “All regions seem t [...] Read full article: All four of Illinois’ health regions are...→

Chamber chief: State needs to modify reopening plan

Chamber chief: State needs to modify reopening plan

While Gov. J.B. Pritzker's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has been commendable, more needs to be done to keep businesses in Illinois from closing due to the [...] Read full article: Chamber chief: State needs to modify reo...→

Illinois GOP Files Federal Lawsuit Against Gov. JB Pritzker Over Limits On Public Gatherings

Illinois GOP Files Federal Lawsuit Against Gov. JB Pritzker Over Limits On Public Gatherings

In a federal lawsuit filed Monday night, the Illinois GOP and other local Republican groups note the governor’s executive orders allowed religious gatherings o [...] Read full article: Illinois GOP Files Federal Lawsuit Again...→

State eases COVID-19 regulations for reopening child care centers and summer camps

State eases COVID-19 regulations for reopening child care centers and summer camps

The move follows feedback received from providers raising concerns about the feasibility of the reopening guidance. Read full article: State eases COVID-19 regulations for reo...→

Report: DOJ, State Attorneys General to Meet Friday on Google Antitrust Investigation

Report: DOJ, State Attorneys General to Meet Friday on Google Antitrust Investigation

Officials from the DOJ and some state attorneys general are reportedly set to meet on Friday to discuss an antitrust probe of  Google. Read full article: Report: DOJ, State Attorneys General to ...→

Illinois State Trooper Among 2 Injured In Crash Near Chatham

Illinois State Trooper Among 2 Injured In Crash Near Chatham

According to ISP, a driver struck a trooper's squad car while he was on a traffic stop near 79th and Michigan. Read full article: Illinois State Trooper Among 2 Injured I...→

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker to Release Guidance for Schools

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker to Release Guidance for Schools

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday is expected to release long-awaited guidance for schools across the state as questions swirl over how instructions will [...] Read full article: Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker to Rel...→

As New Yorkers Move Forward With Reopening, Many Worry That Out-Of-State Visitors Will Bring Virus Back

As New Yorkers Move Forward With Reopening, Many Worry That Out-Of-State Visitors Will Bring Virus Back

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he's considering "guidelines," in coordination with neighboring states, regarding visitors from states that are now coronavirus hotspots [...] Read full article: As New Yorkers Move Forward With Reopeni...→

Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday as Illinois Enters Phase 4 of Reopening

Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday as Illinois Enters Phase 4 of Reopening

Gyms, fitness centers and health clubs across Illinois will be permitted to reopen Friday as the state enters phase four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s five-step reop [...] Read full article: Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday a...→

Top mayoral aides flesh out details of Friday move into Phase 4 of reopening plan

Top mayoral aides flesh out details of Friday move into Phase 4 of reopening plan

Theaters can open to audiences of up to 50, but all but the smallest theaters will likely stay closed because production costs will far exceed the gate. Standi [...] Read full article: Top mayoral aides flesh out details of F...→

NJ Gym That Sued State Over Reopening Will Stay Closed, Judge Says

NJ Gym That Sued State Over Reopening Will Stay Closed, Judge Says

Atilis Gym in Bellmawr NJ was ordered closed in May after it defied coronavirus lockdown orders and opened its doors. Read full article: NJ Gym That Sued State Over Reopening Wi...→

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Says He Plans to Make Juneteenth a State Holiday

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Says He Plans to Make Juneteenth a State Holiday

Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to make Juneteenth a state holiday in Illinois, he announced Friday. “This Juneteenth comes as hundreds of thousands of protestors acr [...] Read full article: Illinois Gov. Pritzker Says He Plans to ...→

Here’s how state regulators are considering reopening Mass. casinos

Here’s how state regulators are considering reopening Mass. casinos

Finalizing the guidelines was delayed this week due to concerns from casino and slots parlor operators. Read full article: Here’s how state regulators are consider...→

Illinois unemployment rate dropped to 15.2% in May as businesses began reopening

Illinois unemployment rate dropped to 15.2% in May as businesses began reopening

The Illinois unemployment rate fell to 15.2% in May, down from 17.2% in April, according to the state’s Department of Employment Security. Read full article: Illinois unemployment rate dropped to 15...→

New York State Reports Just 17 New Coronavirus Deaths, Gov. Cuomo Attacks Federal Government’s COVID-19 Policies

New York State Reports Just 17 New Coronavirus Deaths, Gov. Cuomo Attacks Federal Government’s COVID-19 Policies

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered positive developments and also took the federal government to task over its handling of the pandemic during his daily media briefin [...] Read full article: New York State Reports Just 17 New Coron...→

Illinois Lawmaker Wants State To Commemorate Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a widely recognized commemoration marking the end of slavery in America. Read full article: Illinois Lawmaker Wants State To Commemo...→

By the Numbers: Where Illinois Stands on Positivity Rates, ICU Beds Needed to Move to Phase Four

By the Numbers: Where Illinois Stands on Positivity Rates, ICU Beds Needed to Move to Phase Four

Where does Illinois stand against the state’s coronavirus metrics required to move into Phase Four of the “Restore Illinois” plan? Here’s a look at each region [...] Read full article: By the Numbers: Where Illinois Stands on...→

Trump Adminstration Terminating Federal Funding At 2 Illinois Coronavirus Testing Sites

Trump Adminstration Terminating Federal Funding At 2 Illinois Coronavirus Testing Sites

The Trump administration is quietly ending support for a pair of testing sites in Illinois, along with 11 others in four other states. The decision to terminat [...] Read full article: Trump Adminstration Terminating Federal ...→

Report: DOJ, State Attorneys General to Meet Friday on Google Antitrust Investigation

Report: DOJ, State Attorneys General to Meet Friday on Google Antitrust Investigation

Officials from the DOJ and some state attorneys general are reportedly set to meet on Friday to discuss an antitrust probe of  Google. Read full article: Report: DOJ, State Attorneys General to ...→

Virginia Can Move Into Reopening Phase 3 on July 1, Northam Says

Virginia Can Move Into Reopening Phase 3 on July 1, Northam Says

Restrictions on restaurants, stores, gyms and pools will loosen in Virginia starting next week. Virginia’s governor says data shows the state is ready to move [...] Read full article: Virginia Can Move Into Reopening Phase 3...→

Whitmer says state won't go into phase 5 of reopening plan this week as anticipated

Whitmer says state won't go into phase 5 of reopening plan this week as anticipated

(WXYZ) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in an interview with WWJ Tuesday said that the state won't be moving into phase 5 of the reopening plan as she had hoped.... Whi [...] Read full article: Whitmer says state won't go into phase 5...→

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker to Release Guidance for Schools

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker to Release Guidance for Schools

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday is expected to release long-awaited guidance for schools across the state as questions swirl over how instructions will [...] Read full article: Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker to Rel...→

Surge in COVID-19 Cases Prompts State Officials to Consider Rolling Back Reopening

Surge in COVID-19 Cases Prompts State Officials to Consider Rolling Back Reopening

As California hit a 3,792 COVID-19 hospitalizations over the weekend, Gov. Newsom warned Monday that tougher restrictions could once again be enforced. Read full article: Surge in COVID-19 Cases Prompts State Of...→

Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of Reopening, But Could Move Back at Any Point

Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of Reopening, But Could Move Back at Any Point

While Chicago continues to see progress in combating the coronavirus infection rate, city officials say they’re following reports of surges elsewhere closely – [...] Read full article: Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of R...→

Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday as Illinois Enters Phase 4 of Reopening

Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday as Illinois Enters Phase 4 of Reopening

Gyms, fitness centers and health clubs across Illinois will be permitted to reopen Friday as the state enters phase four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s five-step reop [...] Read full article: Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday a...→

Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coronavirus reopening plan Friday. Here’s a guide to what’s allowed.

Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coronavirus reopening plan Friday. Here’s a guide to what’s allowed.

Gatherings of up to 50 people will be allowed across the state starting Friday as Illinois moves into the fourth phase of its reopening plan. Here's what you n [...] Read full article: Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coron...→

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker Releases Guidelines for Phase 4

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker Releases Guidelines for Phase 4

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday released new guidelines for Illinois as the state looks to move into phase four of its reopening plan on Friday. Phase four of the [...] Read full article: Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker Releas...→

Park Ridge’s Pickwick Theatre plans for July reopening, owner hopes state will modify crowd size rules

Park Ridge’s Pickwick Theatre plans for July reopening, owner hopes state will modify crowd size rules

After COVID-19 forced movie screens to go dark in March, the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge went from selling tickets to the latest blockbusters to selling box [...] Read full article: Park Ridge’s Pickwick Theatre plans for ...→

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Says He Plans to Make Juneteenth a State Holiday

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Says He Plans to Make Juneteenth a State Holiday

Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to make Juneteenth a state holiday in Illinois, he announced Friday. “This Juneteenth comes as hundreds of thousands of protestors acr [...] Read full article: Illinois Gov. Pritzker Says He Plans to ...→

Reopening: State Unemployment Rate Climbs To 16.3 Percent; Highest Since Great Depression

Reopening: State Unemployment Rate Climbs To 16.3 Percent; Highest Since Great Depression

As the state's economy begins reawakening from it's more than 3-month slumber brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, signs of the damage left behind from the shu [...] Read full article: Reopening: State Unemployment Rate Climb...→

Reopening: State Officials Sending All Voters Mail-In Ballots For November's Presidential Election

Reopening: State Officials Sending All Voters Mail-In Ballots For November's Presidential Election

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Thursday to require county officials to mail a ballot to every registered voter for the November election, cementing into law t [...] Read full article: Reopening: State Officials Sending All V...→

Here’s how state regulators are considering reopening Mass. casinos

Here’s how state regulators are considering reopening Mass. casinos

Finalizing the guidelines was delayed this week due to concerns from casino and slots parlor operators. Read full article: Here’s how state regulators are consider...→

Private consultants are helping city, state draft reopening rules

Behind the scenes, Bain, Boston Consulting staffers are managing much of the process of deciding to reopen business. Read full article: Private consultants are helping city, st...→

Philly Could Move Into ‘Green' Phase of COVID-19 Reopening Plan By July 3

Philly Could Move Into ‘Green' Phase of COVID-19 Reopening Plan By July 3

The City of Philadelphia on Thursday said it may move to the final phase of the state coronavirus reopening plan as early as July 3rd. The move will be conting [...] Read full article: Philly Could Move Into ‘Green' Phase of ...→

Chamber chief: State needs to modify reopening plan

Chamber chief: State needs to modify reopening plan

While Gov. J.B. Pritzker's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has been commendable, more needs to be done to keep businesses in Illinois from closing due to the [...] Read full article: Chamber chief: State needs to modify reo...→

D.C. to move into phase two of reopening on Monday

D.C. to move into phase two of reopening on Monday

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Wednesday that the District will enter phase two of reopening on Monday if the city’s coronavirus trends continue in the right di [...] Read full article: D.C. to move into phase two of reopening...→

Illinois Lawmaker Wants State To Commemorate Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a widely recognized commemoration marking the end of slavery in America. Read full article: Illinois Lawmaker Wants State To Commemo...→

State eases COVID-19 regulations for reopening child care centers and summer camps

State eases COVID-19 regulations for reopening child care centers and summer camps

The move follows feedback received from providers raising concerns about the feasibility of the reopening guidance. Read full article: State eases COVID-19 regulations for reo...→

The Illinois High School Association’s board voted to move the tournament from P [...]

The Illinois High School Association’s board voted to move the tournament from P [...]

The Illinois High School Association’s board voted to move the tournament from Peoria to Champaign on Monday. The University of Illinois’ State Farm Center, wh [...] Read full article: The Illinois High School Association’s b...→

Texas governor says there is a

Texas governor says there is a "massive" coronavirus outbreak across the state after reopening

"We are looking at greater restrictions," Governor Greg Abbott said Wednesday, after initially saying this would be a last resort. Read full article: Texas governor says there is a "massive"...→

Concern grows for some restaurants as Illinois moves to Phase 4 of coronavirus reopening

Concern grows for some restaurants as Illinois moves to Phase 4 of coronavirus reopening

CHICAGO — As Chicago moves to Phase 4 of the pandemic reopening, some restaurants are trying to figure out how to reduce health risks while recovering financia [...] Read full article: Concern grows for some restaurants as Il...→

Illinois State Trooper Among 2 Injured In Crash Near Chatham

Illinois State Trooper Among 2 Injured In Crash Near Chatham

According to ISP, a driver struck a trooper's squad car while he was on a traffic stop near 79th and Michigan. Read full article: Illinois State Trooper Among 2 Injured I...→

Michigan Will Not Move Into Phase 5 Of Gov. Whitmer's Reopening Plan This Week

Michigan Will Not Move Into Phase 5 Of Gov. Whitmer's Reopening Plan This Week

During Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's June 17 press conference providing updates on the state's response to COVID-19, Whitmer said she hoped to move the state into Ph [...] Read full article: Michigan Will Not Move Into Phase 5 Of G...→

7 More New York Counties Move to Phase III, Reopening Indoor Dining and Spas

7 More New York Counties Move to Phase III, Reopening Indoor Dining and Spas

New York’s Mid-Hudson region moves to Phase III Tuesday, reopening indoor dining and personal care services like nail salons and massage parlors (with restrict [...] Read full article: 7 More New York Counties Move to Phase I...→

As New Yorkers Move Forward With Reopening, Many Worry That Out-Of-State Visitors Will Bring Virus Back

As New Yorkers Move Forward With Reopening, Many Worry That Out-Of-State Visitors Will Bring Virus Back

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he's considering "guidelines," in coordination with neighboring states, regarding visitors from states that are now coronavirus hotspots [...] Read full article: As New Yorkers Move Forward With Reopeni...→

Mayor Lightfoot Discusses Chicago's Move Into Phase Four of Reopening Plan

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot discusses the city’s decision to move into Phase Four of the coronavirus reopening plan.... Under Phase Four guidelines in the “Re [...] Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Discusses Chicago's Move...→

Reopening phases by county: What you can and can’t do as Washington state reopens from coronavirus lockdown

Reopening phases by county: What you can and can’t do as Washington state reopens from coronavirus lockdown

As Washington's counties progress through Gov. Jay Inslee's plan to reopen the state, here's an interactive map that tracks the counties' progress through the [...] Read full article: Reopening phases by county: What you can...→

Top mayoral aides flesh out details of Friday move into Phase 4 of reopening plan

Top mayoral aides flesh out details of Friday move into Phase 4 of reopening plan

Theaters can open to audiences of up to 50, but all but the smallest theaters will likely stay closed because production costs will far exceed the gate. Standi [...] Read full article: Top mayoral aides flesh out details of F...→

Federal government offices should move if DC becomes state, Grenell says

Federal government offices should move if DC becomes state, Grenell says

Richard Grenell, the former acting director of National Intelligence, weighed in late Sunday about this week's vote on a bill to admit Washington, D.C., as the [...] Read full article: Federal government offices should move i...→

NJ Gym That Sued State Over Reopening Will Stay Closed, Judge Says

NJ Gym That Sued State Over Reopening Will Stay Closed, Judge Says

Atilis Gym in Bellmawr NJ was ordered closed in May after it defied coronavirus lockdown orders and opened its doors. Read full article: NJ Gym That Sued State Over Reopening Wi...→

Illinois politicians start to get serious about fundraising as the state reopens

Illinois politicians start to get serious about fundraising as the state reopens

Some are planning in-person, outdoor events instead of virtual ones. The risk is low, but it’s there. Read full article: Illinois politicians start to get seriou...→

Oklahoma Gov. Stitt: State Safely Reopening, Ready for MAGA Rally

Oklahoma Gov. Stitt: State Safely Reopening, Ready for MAGA Rally

Oklahoma has been safely reopening from coronavirus closures and is excited about President Donald Trump resuming his MAGA rallies in Tulsa Saturday, Gov. Kevi [...] Read full article: Oklahoma Gov. Stitt: State Safely Reopen...→

Riverside, San Bernardino Counties Report New Coronavirus Deaths; Officials Move Forward With Reopening Plans

Riverside, San Bernardino Counties Report New Coronavirus Deaths; Officials Move Forward With Reopening Plans

As of Thursday evening, 171,415 Riverside County residents had been tested and 99,719 San Bernardino County residents had been tested. Read full article: Riverside, San Bernardino Counties Repor...→

Jersey Shore Museums Ease Into Reopening as State Moves Further Along Phase 2

Jersey Shore Museums Ease Into Reopening as State Moves Further Along Phase 2

It’s a subtle, but important sign of New Jersey’s economic and cultural recovery — you can visit Lucy the Elephant again. The roadside icon is one of a number [...] Read full article: Jersey Shore Museums Ease Into Reopening...→

Illinois unemployment rate dropped to 15.2% in May as businesses began reopening

Illinois unemployment rate dropped to 15.2% in May as businesses began reopening

The Illinois unemployment rate fell to 15.2% in May, down from 17.2% in April, according to the state’s Department of Employment Security. Read full article: Illinois unemployment rate dropped to 15...→

All four of Illinois’ health regions are currently on track to move to phase fou [...]

All four of Illinois’ health regions are currently on track to move to phase four as early as next week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday. “All regions seem t [...] Read full article: All four of Illinois’ health regions are...→

Socializing state budget shortfalls through federal bailouts won’t help: Here’s what will

Socializing state budget shortfalls through federal bailouts won’t help: Here’s what will

Citing COVID-19-related budget shortfalls, many state and local officials are calling for a nearly $1 trillion federal bailout. That works out to about $7,800 [...] Read full article: Socializing state budget shortfalls thro...→

New York State Reports Just 17 New Coronavirus Deaths, Gov. Cuomo Attacks Federal Government’s COVID-19 Policies

New York State Reports Just 17 New Coronavirus Deaths, Gov. Cuomo Attacks Federal Government’s COVID-19 Policies

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered positive developments and also took the federal government to task over its handling of the pandemic during his daily media briefin [...] Read full article: New York State Reports Just 17 New Coron...→

Illinois GOP Files Federal Lawsuit Against Gov. JB Pritzker Over Limits On Public Gatherings

Illinois GOP Files Federal Lawsuit Against Gov. JB Pritzker Over Limits On Public Gatherings

In a federal lawsuit filed Monday night, the Illinois GOP and other local Republican groups note the governor’s executive orders allowed religious gatherings o [...] Read full article: Illinois GOP Files Federal Lawsuit Again...→

As State Widens Reopening, New Bay Area Virus Outbreaks Surface

As State Widens Reopening, New Bay Area Virus Outbreaks Surface

As California entered Phase 2B of its coronavirus reopening plan, new concerns surfaced over outbreaks linked to some wineries in Sonoma County and a construct [...] Read full article: As State Widens Reopening, New Bay Area ...→

By the Numbers: Where Illinois Stands on Positivity Rates, ICU Beds Needed to Move to Phase Four

By the Numbers: Where Illinois Stands on Positivity Rates, ICU Beds Needed to Move to Phase Four

Where does Illinois stand against the state’s coronavirus metrics required to move into Phase Four of the “Restore Illinois” plan? Here’s a look at each region [...] Read full article: By the Numbers: Where Illinois Stands on...→

Trump Adminstration Terminating Federal Funding At 2 Illinois Coronavirus Testing Sites

Trump Adminstration Terminating Federal Funding At 2 Illinois Coronavirus Testing Sites

The Trump administration is quietly ending support for a pair of testing sites in Illinois, along with 11 others in four other states. The decision to terminat [...] Read full article: Trump Adminstration Terminating Federal ...→

Texas governor says there is a

Texas governor says there is a "massive" coronavirus outbreak across the state after reopening

"We are looking at greater restrictions," Governor Greg Abbott said Wednesday, after initially saying this would be a last resort. Read full article: Texas governor says there is a "massive"...→

Report: DOJ, State Attorneys General to Meet Friday on Google Antitrust Investigation

Report: DOJ, State Attorneys General to Meet Friday on Google Antitrust Investigation

Officials from the DOJ and some state attorneys general are reportedly set to meet on Friday to discuss an antitrust probe of  Google. Read full article: Report: DOJ, State Attorneys General to ...→

Concern grows for some restaurants as Illinois moves to Phase 4 of coronavirus reopening

Concern grows for some restaurants as Illinois moves to Phase 4 of coronavirus reopening

CHICAGO — As Chicago moves to Phase 4 of the pandemic reopening, some restaurants are trying to figure out how to reduce health risks while recovering financia [...] Read full article: Concern grows for some restaurants as Il...→

Virginia Can Move Into Reopening Phase 3 on July 1, Northam Says

Virginia Can Move Into Reopening Phase 3 on July 1, Northam Says

Restrictions on restaurants, stores, gyms and pools will loosen in Virginia starting next week. Virginia’s governor says data shows the state is ready to move [...] Read full article: Virginia Can Move Into Reopening Phase 3...→

Illinois State Trooper Among 2 Injured In Crash Near Chatham

Illinois State Trooper Among 2 Injured In Crash Near Chatham

According to ISP, a driver struck a trooper's squad car while he was on a traffic stop near 79th and Michigan. Read full article: Illinois State Trooper Among 2 Injured I...→

Whitmer says state won't go into phase 5 of reopening plan this week as anticipated

Whitmer says state won't go into phase 5 of reopening plan this week as anticipated

(WXYZ) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in an interview with WWJ Tuesday said that the state won't be moving into phase 5 of the reopening plan as she had hoped.... Whi [...] Read full article: Whitmer says state won't go into phase 5...→

Michigan Will Not Move Into Phase 5 Of Gov. Whitmer's Reopening Plan This Week

Michigan Will Not Move Into Phase 5 Of Gov. Whitmer's Reopening Plan This Week

During Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's June 17 press conference providing updates on the state's response to COVID-19, Whitmer said she hoped to move the state into Ph [...] Read full article: Michigan Will Not Move Into Phase 5 Of G...→

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker to Release Guidance for Schools

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker to Release Guidance for Schools

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday is expected to release long-awaited guidance for schools across the state as questions swirl over how instructions will [...] Read full article: Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker to Rel...→

7 More New York Counties Move to Phase III, Reopening Indoor Dining and Spas

7 More New York Counties Move to Phase III, Reopening Indoor Dining and Spas

New York’s Mid-Hudson region moves to Phase III Tuesday, reopening indoor dining and personal care services like nail salons and massage parlors (with restrict [...] Read full article: 7 More New York Counties Move to Phase I...→

Surge in COVID-19 Cases Prompts State Officials to Consider Rolling Back Reopening

Surge in COVID-19 Cases Prompts State Officials to Consider Rolling Back Reopening

As California hit a 3,792 COVID-19 hospitalizations over the weekend, Gov. Newsom warned Monday that tougher restrictions could once again be enforced. Read full article: Surge in COVID-19 Cases Prompts State Of...→

As New Yorkers Move Forward With Reopening, Many Worry That Out-Of-State Visitors Will Bring Virus Back

As New Yorkers Move Forward With Reopening, Many Worry That Out-Of-State Visitors Will Bring Virus Back

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he's considering "guidelines," in coordination with neighboring states, regarding visitors from states that are now coronavirus hotspots [...] Read full article: As New Yorkers Move Forward With Reopeni...→

Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of Reopening, But Could Move Back at Any Point

Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of Reopening, But Could Move Back at Any Point

While Chicago continues to see progress in combating the coronavirus infection rate, city officials say they’re following reports of surges elsewhere closely – [...] Read full article: Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of R...→

Mayor Lightfoot Discusses Chicago's Move Into Phase Four of Reopening Plan

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot discusses the city’s decision to move into Phase Four of the coronavirus reopening plan.... Under Phase Four guidelines in the “Re [...] Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Discusses Chicago's Move...→

Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday as Illinois Enters Phase 4 of Reopening

Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday as Illinois Enters Phase 4 of Reopening

Gyms, fitness centers and health clubs across Illinois will be permitted to reopen Friday as the state enters phase four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s five-step reop [...] Read full article: Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday a...→

Reopening phases by county: What you can and can’t do as Washington state reopens from coronavirus lockdown

Reopening phases by county: What you can and can’t do as Washington state reopens from coronavirus lockdown

As Washington's counties progress through Gov. Jay Inslee's plan to reopen the state, here's an interactive map that tracks the counties' progress through the [...] Read full article: Reopening phases by county: What you can...→

Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coronavirus reopening plan Friday. Here’s a guide to what’s allowed.

Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coronavirus reopening plan Friday. Here’s a guide to what’s allowed.

Gatherings of up to 50 people will be allowed across the state starting Friday as Illinois moves into the fourth phase of its reopening plan. Here's what you n [...] Read full article: Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coron...→

Top mayoral aides flesh out details of Friday move into Phase 4 of reopening plan

Top mayoral aides flesh out details of Friday move into Phase 4 of reopening plan

Theaters can open to audiences of up to 50, but all but the smallest theaters will likely stay closed because production costs will far exceed the gate. Standi [...] Read full article: Top mayoral aides flesh out details of F...→

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker Releases Guidelines for Phase 4

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker Releases Guidelines for Phase 4

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday released new guidelines for Illinois as the state looks to move into phase four of its reopening plan on Friday. Phase four of the [...] Read full article: Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker Releas...→

Federal government offices should move if DC becomes state, Grenell says

Federal government offices should move if DC becomes state, Grenell says

Richard Grenell, the former acting director of National Intelligence, weighed in late Sunday about this week's vote on a bill to admit Washington, D.C., as the [...] Read full article: Federal government offices should move i...→

Park Ridge’s Pickwick Theatre plans for July reopening, owner hopes state will modify crowd size rules

Park Ridge’s Pickwick Theatre plans for July reopening, owner hopes state will modify crowd size rules

After COVID-19 forced movie screens to go dark in March, the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge went from selling tickets to the latest blockbusters to selling box [...] Read full article: Park Ridge’s Pickwick Theatre plans for ...→

NJ Gym That Sued State Over Reopening Will Stay Closed, Judge Says

NJ Gym That Sued State Over Reopening Will Stay Closed, Judge Says

Atilis Gym in Bellmawr NJ was ordered closed in May after it defied coronavirus lockdown orders and opened its doors. Read full article: NJ Gym That Sued State Over Reopening Wi...→

Illinois politicians start to get serious about fundraising as the state reopens

Illinois politicians start to get serious about fundraising as the state reopens

Some are planning in-person, outdoor events instead of virtual ones. The risk is low, but it’s there. Read full article: Illinois politicians start to get seriou...→

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Says He Plans to Make Juneteenth a State Holiday

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Says He Plans to Make Juneteenth a State Holiday

Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to make Juneteenth a state holiday in Illinois, he announced Friday. “This Juneteenth comes as hundreds of thousands of protestors acr [...] Read full article: Illinois Gov. Pritzker Says He Plans to ...→

Oklahoma Gov. Stitt: State Safely Reopening, Ready for MAGA Rally

Oklahoma Gov. Stitt: State Safely Reopening, Ready for MAGA Rally

Oklahoma has been safely reopening from coronavirus closures and is excited about President Donald Trump resuming his MAGA rallies in Tulsa Saturday, Gov. Kevi [...] Read full article: Oklahoma Gov. Stitt: State Safely Reopen...→

Reopening: State Unemployment Rate Climbs To 16.3 Percent; Highest Since Great Depression

Reopening: State Unemployment Rate Climbs To 16.3 Percent; Highest Since Great Depression

As the state's economy begins reawakening from it's more than 3-month slumber brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, signs of the damage left behind from the shu [...] Read full article: Reopening: State Unemployment Rate Climb...→

Reopening: State Officials Sending All Voters Mail-In Ballots For November's Presidential Election

Reopening: State Officials Sending All Voters Mail-In Ballots For November's Presidential Election

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Thursday to require county officials to mail a ballot to every registered voter for the November election, cementing into law t [...] Read full article: Reopening: State Officials Sending All V...→

Riverside, San Bernardino Counties Report New Coronavirus Deaths; Officials Move Forward With Reopening Plans

Riverside, San Bernardino Counties Report New Coronavirus Deaths; Officials Move Forward With Reopening Plans

As of Thursday evening, 171,415 Riverside County residents had been tested and 99,719 San Bernardino County residents had been tested. Read full article: Riverside, San Bernardino Counties Repor...→

Here’s how state regulators are considering reopening Mass. casinos

Here’s how state regulators are considering reopening Mass. casinos

Finalizing the guidelines was delayed this week due to concerns from casino and slots parlor operators. Read full article: Here’s how state regulators are consider...→

Jersey Shore Museums Ease Into Reopening as State Moves Further Along Phase 2

Jersey Shore Museums Ease Into Reopening as State Moves Further Along Phase 2

It’s a subtle, but important sign of New Jersey’s economic and cultural recovery — you can visit Lucy the Elephant again. The roadside icon is one of a number [...] Read full article: Jersey Shore Museums Ease Into Reopening...→

Private consultants are helping city, state draft reopening rules

Behind the scenes, Bain, Boston Consulting staffers are managing much of the process of deciding to reopen business. Read full article: Private consultants are helping city, st...→

Illinois unemployment rate dropped to 15.2% in May as businesses began reopening

Illinois unemployment rate dropped to 15.2% in May as businesses began reopening

The Illinois unemployment rate fell to 15.2% in May, down from 17.2% in April, according to the state’s Department of Employment Security. Read full article: Illinois unemployment rate dropped to 15...→

Philly Could Move Into ‘Green' Phase of COVID-19 Reopening Plan By July 3

Philly Could Move Into ‘Green' Phase of COVID-19 Reopening Plan By July 3

The City of Philadelphia on Thursday said it may move to the final phase of the state coronavirus reopening plan as early as July 3rd. The move will be conting [...] Read full article: Philly Could Move Into ‘Green' Phase of ...→

All four of Illinois’ health regions are currently on track to move to phase fou [...]

All four of Illinois’ health regions are currently on track to move to phase four as early as next week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday. “All regions seem t [...] Read full article: All four of Illinois’ health regions are...→

Socializing state budget shortfalls through federal bailouts won’t help: Here’s what will

Socializing state budget shortfalls through federal bailouts won’t help: Here’s what will

Citing COVID-19-related budget shortfalls, many state and local officials are calling for a nearly $1 trillion federal bailout. That works out to about $7,800 [...] Read full article: Socializing state budget shortfalls thro...→

Chamber chief: State needs to modify reopening plan

Chamber chief: State needs to modify reopening plan

While Gov. J.B. Pritzker's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has been commendable, more needs to be done to keep businesses in Illinois from closing due to the [...] Read full article: Chamber chief: State needs to modify reo...→

New York State Reports Just 17 New Coronavirus Deaths, Gov. Cuomo Attacks Federal Government’s COVID-19 Policies

New York State Reports Just 17 New Coronavirus Deaths, Gov. Cuomo Attacks Federal Government’s COVID-19 Policies

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered positive developments and also took the federal government to task over its handling of the pandemic during his daily media briefin [...] Read full article: New York State Reports Just 17 New Coron...→

D.C. to move into phase two of reopening on Monday

D.C. to move into phase two of reopening on Monday

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Wednesday that the District will enter phase two of reopening on Monday if the city’s coronavirus trends continue in the right di [...] Read full article: D.C. to move into phase two of reopening...→

Illinois GOP Files Federal Lawsuit Against Gov. JB Pritzker Over Limits On Public Gatherings

Illinois GOP Files Federal Lawsuit Against Gov. JB Pritzker Over Limits On Public Gatherings

In a federal lawsuit filed Monday night, the Illinois GOP and other local Republican groups note the governor’s executive orders allowed religious gatherings o [...] Read full article: Illinois GOP Files Federal Lawsuit Again...→

Illinois Lawmaker Wants State To Commemorate Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a widely recognized commemoration marking the end of slavery in America. Read full article: Illinois Lawmaker Wants State To Commemo...→

As State Widens Reopening, New Bay Area Virus Outbreaks Surface

As State Widens Reopening, New Bay Area Virus Outbreaks Surface

As California entered Phase 2B of its coronavirus reopening plan, new concerns surfaced over outbreaks linked to some wineries in Sonoma County and a construct [...] Read full article: As State Widens Reopening, New Bay Area ...→

State eases COVID-19 regulations for reopening child care centers and summer camps

State eases COVID-19 regulations for reopening child care centers and summer camps

The move follows feedback received from providers raising concerns about the feasibility of the reopening guidance. Read full article: State eases COVID-19 regulations for reo...→

By the Numbers: Where Illinois Stands on Positivity Rates, ICU Beds Needed to Move to Phase Four

By the Numbers: Where Illinois Stands on Positivity Rates, ICU Beds Needed to Move to Phase Four

Where does Illinois stand against the state’s coronavirus metrics required to move into Phase Four of the “Restore Illinois” plan? Here’s a look at each region [...] Read full article: By the Numbers: Where Illinois Stands on...→

The Illinois High School Association’s board voted to move the tournament from P [...]

The Illinois High School Association’s board voted to move the tournament from P [...]

The Illinois High School Association’s board voted to move the tournament from Peoria to Champaign on Monday. The University of Illinois’ State Farm Center, wh [...] Read full article: The Illinois High School Association’s b...→