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One heck of a test is coming for Pritzker—and Illinois

Will COVID-19 help or hurt the governor's push for a graduated income tax? No one knows, but odds are increasing he will have to ratchet up his game and maybe [...] Read full article: One heck of a test is coming for Pritzke...→

One heck of a test is coming for Pritzker—and Illinois

Will COVID-19 help or hurt the governor's push for a graduated income tax? No one knows, but odds are increasing he will have to ratchet up his game and maybe [...] Read full article: One heck of a test is coming for Pritzke...→

How COVID-19 Pandemic, Shutdown Orders Hurt North Texas Farmers

How COVID-19 Pandemic, Shutdown Orders Hurt North Texas Farmers

Here's how the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown orders have negatively impacted farmers in North Texas. Read full article: How COVID-19 Pandemic, Shutdown Orders H...→

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

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

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

LAPD Wants to COVID-19 Rapid Test Anyone Officers Arrest

LAPD Wants to COVID-19 Rapid Test Anyone Officers Arrest

The Los Angeles Police Department wants to test everyone its officers arrest to determine whether they are infected with the coronavirus and is asking city off [...] Read full article: LAPD Wants to COVID-19 Rapid Test Anyone...→

Coronavirus In Illinois: 2,088 New COVID-19 Cases, 71 Additional Deaths

Coronavirus In Illinois: 2,088 New COVID-19 Cases, 71 Additional Deaths

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Saturday reported 2,088 new cases of COVID-19, along with 71 new deaths. Read full article: Coronavirus In Illinois: 2,088 New COVID...→

Gov. Pritzker fumbles rollout of ‘Restore Illinois’ | Rich Miller

Gov. Pritzker fumbles rollout of ‘Restore Illinois’ | Rich Miller

The governor has yet to come up with an easily digestible explanation for why he drew the post-pandemic reentry map the way he did. Read full article: Gov. Pritzker fumbles rollout of ‘Restor...→

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

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

With just over two weeks left in Illinois’ stay-at-home order, all regions across the state are now on track to meet the metrics needed to move into the next p [...] Read full article: All Regions in Illinois Now on Track to ...→

Illinois reports 192 more COVID-19 deaths, another 1,677 infections

Illinois reports 192 more COVID-19 deaths, another 1,677 infections

State health officials announced another 192 Illinois residents have died from coronavirus, the largest single-day spike since the outbreak began. Read full article: Illinois reports 192 more COVID-19 death...→

Coronavirus Latest: NJ Woman Says New Measures At Long-Term Care Facilities Came 'Little Too Late' After Grandmother Was Allegedly Denied COVID-19 Test

Coronavirus Latest: NJ Woman Says New Measures At Long-Term Care Facilities Came 'Little Too Late' After Grandmother Was Allegedly Denied COVID-19 Test

Auletta says it got so bad that she and her mother decided to remove her grandmother from a facility after staff allegedly denied her a COVID-19 test. Read full article: Coronavirus Latest: NJ Woman Says New Me...→

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Eden Prairie Lab Pursues Easier, More Accurate COVID-19 Test

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Eden Prairie Lab Pursues Easier, More Accurate COVID-19 Test

The lab is looking to more than double its current testing capacity. It hopes to process ten-percent of the Governor's Minnesota Moonshot goal of 20,000 tests [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In Minnesota: Eden Prairie L...→

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

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

Tuesday marked a record-high number of new cases — 4,014 — although Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office said that positive count came from 29,266 tests results. That’s [...] Read full article: 144 more die in Illinois from COVID-19 a...→

UC San Diego Rolls Out First Phase of New Program; Plans to Test 5,000 Students for COVID-19

UC San Diego Rolls Out First Phase of New Program; Plans to Test 5,000 Students for COVID-19

Five thousand students at the University of California, San Diego will now be able to get tested for the novel coronavirus as part of the university’s testing [...] Read full article: UC San Diego Rolls Out First Phase of Ne...→

Illinois families need monthly cash payments to weather COVID-19 crisis

Illinois families need monthly cash payments to weather COVID-19 crisis

We need bigger, bolder policies to help people — recurring payments that last until the economy recovers and it is safe to return to work. Read full article: Illinois families need monthly cash paym...→

Nearly 70 Percent of Inmates at Central Coast Federal Prison Test Positive for COVID-19

Nearly 70 Percent of Inmates at Central Coast Federal Prison Test Positive for COVID-19

At the Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution in Santa Barbara county, 792 of 1,162 inmates -- approximately 68 percent -- have tested positive for COVID-19, [...] Read full article: Nearly 70 Percent of Inmates at Central ...→

Ford Plants Shutdown: 3 Employees At Dearborn, Chicago Plants Test Positive For Covid-19

Ford Plants Shutdown: 3 Employees At Dearborn, Chicago Plants Test Positive For Covid-19

Ford Motor Company's Dearborn and Chicago plants are temporarily shutdown after workers test positive for Covid-19. Read full article: Ford Plants Shutdown: 3 Employees At Dea...→

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

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

Bars and restaurants are getting the green light to reopen nine days from now if they can move their customers outdoors, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Wednesday a [...] Read full article: Illinois Restaurants Can Reopen With Out...→

Contact tracing for COVID-19 coming to Lake County; 59 more deaths

Contact tracing for COVID-19 coming to Lake County; 59 more deaths

The state already does contact tracing but, with thousands of COVID-19 cases across Illinois, it needs to be expanded, he said.... That brings the total number [...] Read full article: Contact tracing for COVID-19 coming to L...→

COVID-19 fears may hurt transit, carpooling for years: Roadshow

COVID-19 fears may hurt transit, carpooling for years: Roadshow

Q: Who in their right mind is going to get on public transit or rideshare if they can avoid it until there is a vaccine? The problem is they say that’s a year [...] Read full article: COVID-19 fears may hurt transit, carpool...→

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening this weekend with COVID-19 in the Chicago area

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening this weekend with COVID-19 in the Chicago area

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday said Chicago restaurants might be able to reopen in June and residents may be allowed to sit outside enjoying music, theater and [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s ...→

130 more dead in Illinois from COVID-19, another 2,432 infected

130 more dead in Illinois from COVID-19, another 2,432 infected

State health officials announced Friday that another 130 residents had succumbed to COVID-19 while an additional 2,432 have tested positive for the disease Read full article: 130 more dead in Illinois from COVID-19,...→

Illinois GOP Agitates for Chance to Negotiate COVID-19 Reopening

Illinois GOP Agitates for Chance to Negotiate COVID-19 Reopening

House Republicans agitated Thursday for a say in how Illinois reopens for business during the COVID-19 pandemic, urging majority Democrats to add it to the age [...] Read full article: Illinois GOP Agitates for Chance to Nego...→

Illinois suffers worst COVID-19 day yet: 192 deaths in 24 hours

In total, 3,793 people have died from the coronavirus in Illinois. The Illinois Dept. of Public Health also reported 1,677 new positive cases, bringing the sta [...] Read full article: Illinois suffers worst COVID-19 day yet:...→

Pennsylvania Plans to Test Every Nursing Home Resident, Employee for COVID-19

Pennsylvania Plans to Test Every Nursing Home Resident, Employee for COVID-19

Gov. Tom Wolf says his administration plans to begin testing every resident and employee for the coronavirus in nursing homes and other facilities caring for o [...] Read full article: Pennsylvania Plans to Test Every Nursing...→

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

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

During his daily coronavirus press briefing, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that modelling data now indicates that the state may not hit its peak of coronavi [...] Read full article: Illinois May Not Hit Coronavirus Cases P...→

Illinois' COVID-19 death toll dips below 100 for first time in five days

Illinois' COVID-19 death toll dips below 100 for first time in five days

For the first time in five days, the COVID-19 virus claimed fewer than 100 lives in Illinois in the previous 24 hours, state health authorities said Sunday. Read full article: Illinois' COVID-19 death toll dips below...→

Illinois bars, restaurants can reopen a month earlier with outdoor seating, Pritzker says

Illinois bars, restaurants can reopen a month earlier with outdoor seating, Pritzker says

Illinois restaurants and bars looking to reopen their outdoor dining areas during the coronavirus pandemic will now be allowed do so a month earlier than expec [...] Read full article: Illinois bars, restaurants can reopen a ...→

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

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

Illinois restaurants will be allowed to open with outdoor seating only in phase three of the state’s reopening plan, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday. Th [...] Read full article: Restaurants Can Open With Outdoor Seatin...→

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

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

Garcia said, "Keep in mind, Governor, there is a body of these folks who are experienced, who people trust and they know how to knock on doors when it is safe [...] Read full article: Rep. Garcia urges Gov. J.B. Pritzker to ...→

Abbott Labs pushes back on criticism that company's rapid COVID-19 test is inaccurate

Abbott Labs pushes back on criticism that company's rapid COVID-19 test is inaccurate

After the Food and Drug Administration said last week that it is investigating preliminary data suggesting Abbott Laboratories' coronavirus tests are inaccurat [...] Read full article: Abbott Labs pushes back on criticism tha...→

Pop-up COVID-19 test site to open in North Lauderdale

Pop-up COVID-19 test site to open in North Lauderdale

NORTH LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - The Florida Department of Health will be offering a free pop-up COVID-19 testing site in North Lauderdale for just one... Read full article: Pop-up COVID-19 test site to open in Nor...→

Illinois' COVID-19 nursing home death toll nears 2,000

Illinois' COVID-19 nursing home death toll nears 2,000

The coronavirus death toll in Illinois long-term care facilities is approaching another somber milestone. Read full article: Illinois' COVID-19 nursing home death to...→

5 sailors on USS Theodore Roosevelt again test positive for COVID-19

5 sailors on USS Theodore Roosevelt again test positive for COVID-19

Five sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt have retested positive for COVID-19 despite having cleared “rigorous recovery criteria” established by federal h [...] Read full article: 5 sailors on USS Theodore Roosevelt agai...→

COVID-19 test shortage forces Chicago area clinics to halt curbside testing

COVID-19 test shortage forces Chicago area clinics to halt curbside testing

Physicians Immediate Care centers website said because of a lack of tests, "we are currently unable to test for COVID-19 in Illinois." Read full article: COVID-19 test shortage forces Chicago ar...→

192 COVID-19 Deaths In Illinois In Past Day; Largest One-Day Death Toll So Far

192 COVID-19 Deaths In Illinois In Past Day; Largest One-Day Death Toll So Far

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said there were 1,677 new confirmed cases of the virus in the past day, bringing the state's tota [...] Read full article: 192 COVID-19 Deaths In Illinois In Past ...→

Health Experts Looking Into How Children Who Test Positive For COVID-19 Are Also Coming Down With Rare Illness

Health Experts Looking Into How Children Who Test Positive For COVID-19 Are Also Coming Down With Rare Illness

A new concern is growing around the U.S. after children who tested positive for COVID-19 or its antibodies have also come down with a rare illness. Read full article: Health Experts Looking Into How Children...→

COVID-19 cases surge by 4,014 Tuesday, Pritzker says no to changing regional recovery plan

COVID-19 cases surge by 4,014 Tuesday, Pritzker says no to changing regional recovery plan

The number of Illinoisans perishing from COVID-19 surged by 144 Tuesday, officials announced, while cases spiked by 4,014, a new high. Read full article: COVID-19 cases surge by 4,014 Tuesday, P...→

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

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

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that the Chicago region is not on track to move to the next phase of his reopening plan later this month, and models now indicat [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here's ...→

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...→

FDA approves first at-home COVID-19 saliva test developed by Rutgers University

FDA approves first at-home COVID-19 saliva test developed by Rutgers University

The FDA has approved a first-of-its-kind at-home COVID-19 saliva-based test developed by Rutgers University, the school announced. Read full article: FDA approves first at-home COVID-19 sali...→

How COVID-19 Pandemic, Shutdown Orders Hurt North Texas Farmers

How COVID-19 Pandemic, Shutdown Orders Hurt North Texas Farmers

Here's how the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown orders have negatively impacted farmers in North Texas. Read full article: How COVID-19 Pandemic, Shutdown Orders H...→

Illinois bars, restaurants can reopen a month earlier with outdoor seating, Pritzker says

Illinois bars, restaurants can reopen a month earlier with outdoor seating, Pritzker says

Illinois restaurants and bars looking to reopen their outdoor dining areas during the coronavirus pandemic will now be allowed do so a month earlier than expec [...] Read full article: Illinois bars, restaurants can reopen a ...→

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

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

Bars and restaurants are getting the green light to reopen nine days from now if they can move their customers outdoors, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Wednesday a [...] Read full article: Illinois Restaurants Can Reopen With Out...→

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

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

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

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

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

Garcia said, "Keep in mind, Governor, there is a body of these folks who are experienced, who people trust and they know how to knock on doors when it is safe [...] Read full article: Rep. Garcia urges Gov. J.B. Pritzker to ...→

Contact tracing for COVID-19 coming to Lake County; 59 more deaths

Contact tracing for COVID-19 coming to Lake County; 59 more deaths

The state already does contact tracing but, with thousands of COVID-19 cases across Illinois, it needs to be expanded, he said.... That brings the total number [...] Read full article: Contact tracing for COVID-19 coming to L...→

LAPD Wants to COVID-19 Rapid Test Anyone Officers Arrest

LAPD Wants to COVID-19 Rapid Test Anyone Officers Arrest

The Los Angeles Police Department wants to test everyone its officers arrest to determine whether they are infected with the coronavirus and is asking city off [...] Read full article: LAPD Wants to COVID-19 Rapid Test Anyone...→

Pop-up COVID-19 test site to open in North Lauderdale

Pop-up COVID-19 test site to open in North Lauderdale

NORTH LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - The Florida Department of Health will be offering a free pop-up COVID-19 testing site in North Lauderdale for just one... Read full article: Pop-up COVID-19 test site to open in Nor...→

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening this weekend with COVID-19 in the Chicago area

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening this weekend with COVID-19 in the Chicago area

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday said Chicago restaurants might be able to reopen in June and residents may be allowed to sit outside enjoying music, theater and [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s ...→

Gov. Pritzker fumbles rollout of ‘Restore Illinois’ | Rich Miller

Gov. Pritzker fumbles rollout of ‘Restore Illinois’ | Rich Miller

The governor has yet to come up with an easily digestible explanation for why he drew the post-pandemic reentry map the way he did. Read full article: Gov. Pritzker fumbles rollout of ‘Restor...→

5 sailors on USS Theodore Roosevelt again test positive for COVID-19

5 sailors on USS Theodore Roosevelt again test positive for COVID-19

Five sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt have retested positive for COVID-19 despite having cleared “rigorous recovery criteria” established by federal h [...] Read full article: 5 sailors on USS Theodore Roosevelt agai...→

Illinois GOP Agitates for Chance to Negotiate COVID-19 Reopening

Illinois GOP Agitates for Chance to Negotiate COVID-19 Reopening

House Republicans agitated Thursday for a say in how Illinois reopens for business during the COVID-19 pandemic, urging majority Democrats to add it to the age [...] Read full article: Illinois GOP Agitates for Chance to Nego...→

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

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

With just over two weeks left in Illinois’ stay-at-home order, all regions across the state are now on track to meet the metrics needed to move into the next p [...] Read full article: All Regions in Illinois Now on Track to ...→

192 COVID-19 Deaths In Illinois In Past Day; Largest One-Day Death Toll So Far

192 COVID-19 Deaths In Illinois In Past Day; Largest One-Day Death Toll So Far

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said there were 1,677 new confirmed cases of the virus in the past day, bringing the state's tota [...] Read full article: 192 COVID-19 Deaths In Illinois In Past ...→

Illinois suffers worst COVID-19 day yet: 192 deaths in 24 hours

In total, 3,793 people have died from the coronavirus in Illinois. The Illinois Dept. of Public Health also reported 1,677 new positive cases, bringing the sta [...] Read full article: Illinois suffers worst COVID-19 day yet:...→

Coronavirus Latest: NJ Woman Says New Measures At Long-Term Care Facilities Came 'Little Too Late' After Grandmother Was Allegedly Denied COVID-19 Test

Coronavirus Latest: NJ Woman Says New Measures At Long-Term Care Facilities Came 'Little Too Late' After Grandmother Was Allegedly Denied COVID-19 Test

Auletta says it got so bad that she and her mother decided to remove her grandmother from a facility after staff allegedly denied her a COVID-19 test. Read full article: Coronavirus Latest: NJ Woman Says New Me...→

Health Experts Looking Into How Children Who Test Positive For COVID-19 Are Also Coming Down With Rare Illness

Health Experts Looking Into How Children Who Test Positive For COVID-19 Are Also Coming Down With Rare Illness

A new concern is growing around the U.S. after children who tested positive for COVID-19 or its antibodies have also come down with a rare illness. Read full article: Health Experts Looking Into How Children...→

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

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

Tuesday marked a record-high number of new cases — 4,014 — although Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office said that positive count came from 29,266 tests results. That’s [...] Read full article: 144 more die in Illinois from COVID-19 a...→

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

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

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that the Chicago region is not on track to move to the next phase of his reopening plan later this month, and models now indicat [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here's ...→

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

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

During his daily coronavirus press briefing, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that modelling data now indicates that the state may not hit its peak of coronavi [...] Read full article: Illinois May Not Hit Coronavirus Cases P...→

Illinois families need monthly cash payments to weather COVID-19 crisis

Illinois families need monthly cash payments to weather COVID-19 crisis

We need bigger, bolder policies to help people — recurring payments that last until the economy recovers and it is safe to return to work. Read full article: Illinois families need monthly cash paym...→

Illinois' COVID-19 death toll dips below 100 for first time in five days

Illinois' COVID-19 death toll dips below 100 for first time in five days

For the first time in five days, the COVID-19 virus claimed fewer than 100 lives in Illinois in the previous 24 hours, state health authorities said Sunday. Read full article: Illinois' COVID-19 death toll dips below...→

Nearly 70 Percent of Inmates at Central Coast Federal Prison Test Positive for COVID-19

Nearly 70 Percent of Inmates at Central Coast Federal Prison Test Positive for COVID-19

At the Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution in Santa Barbara county, 792 of 1,162 inmates -- approximately 68 percent -- have tested positive for COVID-19, [...] Read full article: Nearly 70 Percent of Inmates at Central ...→

Ford Plants Shutdown: 3 Employees At Dearborn, Chicago Plants Test Positive For Covid-19

Ford Plants Shutdown: 3 Employees At Dearborn, Chicago Plants Test Positive For Covid-19

Ford Motor Company's Dearborn and Chicago plants are temporarily shutdown after workers test positive for Covid-19. Read full article: Ford Plants Shutdown: 3 Employees At Dea...→

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

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

Illinois restaurants will be allowed to open with outdoor seating only in phase three of the state’s reopening plan, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday. Th [...] Read full article: Restaurants Can Open With Outdoor Seatin...→

Abbott Labs pushes back on criticism that company's rapid COVID-19 test is inaccurate

Abbott Labs pushes back on criticism that company's rapid COVID-19 test is inaccurate

After the Food and Drug Administration said last week that it is investigating preliminary data suggesting Abbott Laboratories' coronavirus tests are inaccurat [...] Read full article: Abbott Labs pushes back on criticism tha...→

COVID-19 fears may hurt transit, carpooling for years: Roadshow

COVID-19 fears may hurt transit, carpooling for years: Roadshow

Q: Who in their right mind is going to get on public transit or rideshare if they can avoid it until there is a vaccine? The problem is they say that’s a year [...] Read full article: COVID-19 fears may hurt transit, carpool...→

Coronavirus In Illinois: 2,088 New COVID-19 Cases, 71 Additional Deaths

Coronavirus In Illinois: 2,088 New COVID-19 Cases, 71 Additional Deaths

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Saturday reported 2,088 new cases of COVID-19, along with 71 new deaths. Read full article: Coronavirus In Illinois: 2,088 New COVID...→

Illinois' COVID-19 nursing home death toll nears 2,000

Illinois' COVID-19 nursing home death toll nears 2,000

The coronavirus death toll in Illinois long-term care facilities is approaching another somber milestone. Read full article: Illinois' COVID-19 nursing home death to...→

130 more dead in Illinois from COVID-19, another 2,432 infected

130 more dead in Illinois from COVID-19, another 2,432 infected

State health officials announced Friday that another 130 residents had succumbed to COVID-19 while an additional 2,432 have tested positive for the disease Read full article: 130 more dead in Illinois from COVID-19,...→

COVID-19 test shortage forces Chicago area clinics to halt curbside testing

COVID-19 test shortage forces Chicago area clinics to halt curbside testing

Physicians Immediate Care centers website said because of a lack of tests, "we are currently unable to test for COVID-19 in Illinois." Read full article: COVID-19 test shortage forces Chicago ar...→

Illinois reports 192 more COVID-19 deaths, another 1,677 infections

Illinois reports 192 more COVID-19 deaths, another 1,677 infections

State health officials announced another 192 Illinois residents have died from coronavirus, the largest single-day spike since the outbreak began. Read full article: Illinois reports 192 more COVID-19 death...→

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Eden Prairie Lab Pursues Easier, More Accurate COVID-19 Test

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Eden Prairie Lab Pursues Easier, More Accurate COVID-19 Test

The lab is looking to more than double its current testing capacity. It hopes to process ten-percent of the Governor's Minnesota Moonshot goal of 20,000 tests [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In Minnesota: Eden Prairie L...→

COVID-19 cases surge by 4,014 Tuesday, Pritzker says no to changing regional recovery plan

COVID-19 cases surge by 4,014 Tuesday, Pritzker says no to changing regional recovery plan

The number of Illinoisans perishing from COVID-19 surged by 144 Tuesday, officials announced, while cases spiked by 4,014, a new high. Read full article: COVID-19 cases surge by 4,014 Tuesday, P...→

Pennsylvania Plans to Test Every Nursing Home Resident, Employee for COVID-19

Pennsylvania Plans to Test Every Nursing Home Resident, Employee for COVID-19

Gov. Tom Wolf says his administration plans to begin testing every resident and employee for the coronavirus in nursing homes and other facilities caring for o [...] Read full article: Pennsylvania Plans to Test Every Nursing...→

UC San Diego Rolls Out First Phase of New Program; Plans to Test 5,000 Students for COVID-19

UC San Diego Rolls Out First Phase of New Program; Plans to Test 5,000 Students for COVID-19

Five thousand students at the University of California, San Diego will now be able to get tested for the novel coronavirus as part of the university’s testing [...] Read full article: UC San Diego Rolls Out First Phase of Ne...→

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...→

FDA approves first at-home COVID-19 saliva test developed by Rutgers University

FDA approves first at-home COVID-19 saliva test developed by Rutgers University

The FDA has approved a first-of-its-kind at-home COVID-19 saliva-based test developed by Rutgers University, the school announced. Read full article: FDA approves first at-home COVID-19 sali...→

How COVID-19 Pandemic, Shutdown Orders Hurt North Texas Farmers

How COVID-19 Pandemic, Shutdown Orders Hurt North Texas Farmers

Here's how the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown orders have negatively impacted farmers in North Texas. Read full article: How COVID-19 Pandemic, Shutdown Orders H...→

Ford Plants Shutdown: 3 Employees At Dearborn, Chicago Plants Test Positive For Covid-19

Ford Plants Shutdown: 3 Employees At Dearborn, Chicago Plants Test Positive For Covid-19

Ford Motor Company's Dearborn and Chicago plants are temporarily shutdown after workers test positive for Covid-19. Read full article: Ford Plants Shutdown: 3 Employees At Dea...→

Illinois bars, restaurants can reopen a month earlier with outdoor seating, Pritzker says

Illinois bars, restaurants can reopen a month earlier with outdoor seating, Pritzker says

Illinois restaurants and bars looking to reopen their outdoor dining areas during the coronavirus pandemic will now be allowed do so a month earlier than expec [...] Read full article: Illinois bars, restaurants can reopen a ...→

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

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

Bars and restaurants are getting the green light to reopen nine days from now if they can move their customers outdoors, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Wednesday a [...] Read full article: Illinois Restaurants Can Reopen With Out...→

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

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

Illinois restaurants will be allowed to open with outdoor seating only in phase three of the state’s reopening plan, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday. Th [...] Read full article: Restaurants Can Open With Outdoor Seatin...→

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

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

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

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

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

Garcia said, "Keep in mind, Governor, there is a body of these folks who are experienced, who people trust and they know how to knock on doors when it is safe [...] Read full article: Rep. Garcia urges Gov. J.B. Pritzker to ...→

Contact tracing for COVID-19 coming to Lake County; 59 more deaths

Contact tracing for COVID-19 coming to Lake County; 59 more deaths

The state already does contact tracing but, with thousands of COVID-19 cases across Illinois, it needs to be expanded, he said.... That brings the total number [...] Read full article: Contact tracing for COVID-19 coming to L...→

Abbott Labs pushes back on criticism that company's rapid COVID-19 test is inaccurate

Abbott Labs pushes back on criticism that company's rapid COVID-19 test is inaccurate

After the Food and Drug Administration said last week that it is investigating preliminary data suggesting Abbott Laboratories' coronavirus tests are inaccurat [...] Read full article: Abbott Labs pushes back on criticism tha...→

LAPD Wants to COVID-19 Rapid Test Anyone Officers Arrest

LAPD Wants to COVID-19 Rapid Test Anyone Officers Arrest

The Los Angeles Police Department wants to test everyone its officers arrest to determine whether they are infected with the coronavirus and is asking city off [...] Read full article: LAPD Wants to COVID-19 Rapid Test Anyone...→

COVID-19 fears may hurt transit, carpooling for years: Roadshow

COVID-19 fears may hurt transit, carpooling for years: Roadshow

Q: Who in their right mind is going to get on public transit or rideshare if they can avoid it until there is a vaccine? The problem is they say that’s a year [...] Read full article: COVID-19 fears may hurt transit, carpool...→

Pop-up COVID-19 test site to open in North Lauderdale

Pop-up COVID-19 test site to open in North Lauderdale

NORTH LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - The Florida Department of Health will be offering a free pop-up COVID-19 testing site in North Lauderdale for just one... Read full article: Pop-up COVID-19 test site to open in Nor...→

Coronavirus In Illinois: 2,088 New COVID-19 Cases, 71 Additional Deaths

Coronavirus In Illinois: 2,088 New COVID-19 Cases, 71 Additional Deaths

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Saturday reported 2,088 new cases of COVID-19, along with 71 new deaths. Read full article: Coronavirus In Illinois: 2,088 New COVID...→

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening this weekend with COVID-19 in the Chicago area

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening this weekend with COVID-19 in the Chicago area

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday said Chicago restaurants might be able to reopen in June and residents may be allowed to sit outside enjoying music, theater and [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s ...→

Illinois' COVID-19 nursing home death toll nears 2,000

Illinois' COVID-19 nursing home death toll nears 2,000

The coronavirus death toll in Illinois long-term care facilities is approaching another somber milestone. Read full article: Illinois' COVID-19 nursing home death to...→

Gov. Pritzker fumbles rollout of ‘Restore Illinois’ | Rich Miller

Gov. Pritzker fumbles rollout of ‘Restore Illinois’ | Rich Miller

The governor has yet to come up with an easily digestible explanation for why he drew the post-pandemic reentry map the way he did. Read full article: Gov. Pritzker fumbles rollout of ‘Restor...→

130 more dead in Illinois from COVID-19, another 2,432 infected

130 more dead in Illinois from COVID-19, another 2,432 infected

State health officials announced Friday that another 130 residents had succumbed to COVID-19 while an additional 2,432 have tested positive for the disease Read full article: 130 more dead in Illinois from COVID-19,...→

5 sailors on USS Theodore Roosevelt again test positive for COVID-19

5 sailors on USS Theodore Roosevelt again test positive for COVID-19

Five sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt have retested positive for COVID-19 despite having cleared “rigorous recovery criteria” established by federal h [...] Read full article: 5 sailors on USS Theodore Roosevelt agai...→

Illinois GOP Agitates for Chance to Negotiate COVID-19 Reopening

Illinois GOP Agitates for Chance to Negotiate COVID-19 Reopening

House Republicans agitated Thursday for a say in how Illinois reopens for business during the COVID-19 pandemic, urging majority Democrats to add it to the age [...] Read full article: Illinois GOP Agitates for Chance to Nego...→

COVID-19 test shortage forces Chicago area clinics to halt curbside testing

COVID-19 test shortage forces Chicago area clinics to halt curbside testing

Physicians Immediate Care centers website said because of a lack of tests, "we are currently unable to test for COVID-19 in Illinois." Read full article: COVID-19 test shortage forces Chicago ar...→

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

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

With just over two weeks left in Illinois’ stay-at-home order, all regions across the state are now on track to meet the metrics needed to move into the next p [...] Read full article: All Regions in Illinois Now on Track to ...→

192 COVID-19 Deaths In Illinois In Past Day; Largest One-Day Death Toll So Far

192 COVID-19 Deaths In Illinois In Past Day; Largest One-Day Death Toll So Far

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said there were 1,677 new confirmed cases of the virus in the past day, bringing the state's tota [...] Read full article: 192 COVID-19 Deaths In Illinois In Past ...→

Illinois reports 192 more COVID-19 deaths, another 1,677 infections

Illinois reports 192 more COVID-19 deaths, another 1,677 infections

State health officials announced another 192 Illinois residents have died from coronavirus, the largest single-day spike since the outbreak began. Read full article: Illinois reports 192 more COVID-19 death...→

Illinois suffers worst COVID-19 day yet: 192 deaths in 24 hours

In total, 3,793 people have died from the coronavirus in Illinois. The Illinois Dept. of Public Health also reported 1,677 new positive cases, bringing the sta [...] Read full article: Illinois suffers worst COVID-19 day yet:...→

Coronavirus Latest: NJ Woman Says New Measures At Long-Term Care Facilities Came 'Little Too Late' After Grandmother Was Allegedly Denied COVID-19 Test

Coronavirus Latest: NJ Woman Says New Measures At Long-Term Care Facilities Came 'Little Too Late' After Grandmother Was Allegedly Denied COVID-19 Test

Auletta says it got so bad that she and her mother decided to remove her grandmother from a facility after staff allegedly denied her a COVID-19 test. Read full article: Coronavirus Latest: NJ Woman Says New Me...→

Health Experts Looking Into How Children Who Test Positive For COVID-19 Are Also Coming Down With Rare Illness

Health Experts Looking Into How Children Who Test Positive For COVID-19 Are Also Coming Down With Rare Illness

A new concern is growing around the U.S. after children who tested positive for COVID-19 or its antibodies have also come down with a rare illness. Read full article: Health Experts Looking Into How Children...→

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Eden Prairie Lab Pursues Easier, More Accurate COVID-19 Test

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Eden Prairie Lab Pursues Easier, More Accurate COVID-19 Test

The lab is looking to more than double its current testing capacity. It hopes to process ten-percent of the Governor's Minnesota Moonshot goal of 20,000 tests [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In Minnesota: Eden Prairie L...→

COVID-19 cases surge by 4,014 Tuesday, Pritzker says no to changing regional recovery plan

COVID-19 cases surge by 4,014 Tuesday, Pritzker says no to changing regional recovery plan

The number of Illinoisans perishing from COVID-19 surged by 144 Tuesday, officials announced, while cases spiked by 4,014, a new high. Read full article: COVID-19 cases surge by 4,014 Tuesday, P...→

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

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

Tuesday marked a record-high number of new cases — 4,014 — although Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office said that positive count came from 29,266 tests results. That’s [...] Read full article: 144 more die in Illinois from COVID-19 a...→

Pennsylvania Plans to Test Every Nursing Home Resident, Employee for COVID-19

Pennsylvania Plans to Test Every Nursing Home Resident, Employee for COVID-19

Gov. Tom Wolf says his administration plans to begin testing every resident and employee for the coronavirus in nursing homes and other facilities caring for o [...] Read full article: Pennsylvania Plans to Test Every Nursing...→

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

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

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that the Chicago region is not on track to move to the next phase of his reopening plan later this month, and models now indicat [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here's ...→

UC San Diego Rolls Out First Phase of New Program; Plans to Test 5,000 Students for COVID-19

UC San Diego Rolls Out First Phase of New Program; Plans to Test 5,000 Students for COVID-19

Five thousand students at the University of California, San Diego will now be able to get tested for the novel coronavirus as part of the university’s testing [...] Read full article: UC San Diego Rolls Out First Phase of Ne...→

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

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

During his daily coronavirus press briefing, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that modelling data now indicates that the state may not hit its peak of coronavi [...] Read full article: Illinois May Not Hit Coronavirus Cases P...→

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 families need monthly cash payments to weather COVID-19 crisis

Illinois families need monthly cash payments to weather COVID-19 crisis

We need bigger, bolder policies to help people — recurring payments that last until the economy recovers and it is safe to return to work. Read full article: Illinois families need monthly cash paym...→

Illinois' COVID-19 death toll dips below 100 for first time in five days

Illinois' COVID-19 death toll dips below 100 for first time in five days

For the first time in five days, the COVID-19 virus claimed fewer than 100 lives in Illinois in the previous 24 hours, state health authorities said Sunday. Read full article: Illinois' COVID-19 death toll dips below...→

FDA approves first at-home COVID-19 saliva test developed by Rutgers University

FDA approves first at-home COVID-19 saliva test developed by Rutgers University

The FDA has approved a first-of-its-kind at-home COVID-19 saliva-based test developed by Rutgers University, the school announced. Read full article: FDA approves first at-home COVID-19 sali...→

Nearly 70 Percent of Inmates at Central Coast Federal Prison Test Positive for COVID-19

Nearly 70 Percent of Inmates at Central Coast Federal Prison Test Positive for COVID-19

At the Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution in Santa Barbara county, 792 of 1,162 inmates -- approximately 68 percent -- have tested positive for COVID-19, [...] Read full article: Nearly 70 Percent of Inmates at Central ...→