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Pritzker clears Illinois for reopenings Friday

That's the expected but still welcome word that came from Gov. J.B. Pritzker today as he declared Illinois has cleared medical guidelines and can proceed to Ph [...] Read full article: Pritzker clears Illinois for reopenings ...→

Pritzker clears Illinois for reopenings Friday

That's the expected but still welcome word that came from Gov. J.B. Pritzker today as he declared Illinois has cleared medical guidelines and can proceed to Ph [...] Read full article: Pritzker clears Illinois for reopenings ...→

Illinois Not Planning to Require Visitors From COVID Hotspots to Quarantine, Pritzker Says

Illinois Not Planning to Require Visitors From COVID Hotspots to Quarantine, Pritzker Says

With other states implementing a mandatory quarantine on visitors from viral hotspots, Gov. J.B. Pritzker says such a move isn’t being planned for Illinois, bu [...] Read full article: Illinois Not Planning to Require Visitor...→

Illinois School Guidelines: Pritzker Warns Second Wave of Virus Could Mean Return to Remote Learning

Illinois School Guidelines: Pritzker Warns Second Wave of Virus Could Mean Return to Remote Learning

With coronavirus numbers continuing their decline in Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveiled a series of guidelines designed to get students back into classrooms [...] Read full article: Illinois School Guidelines: Pritzker War...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicago Testing Sites, Pritzker to Deliver Update

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicago Testing Sites, Pritzker to Deliver Update

The city of Chicago is launching four new free coronavirus testing sites starting Tuesday as the city and state prepare to enter phase four of reopening at the [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicag...→

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...→

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 ...→

All 4 Regions in Illinois on Track to Enter Phase 4 Next Week, Pritzker Says

All 4 Regions in Illinois on Track to Enter Phase 4 Next Week, Pritzker Says

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 4 Regions in Illinois on Track to En...→

Illinois Republican Party sues Dem governor Pritzker over right to assemble during coronavirus lockdowns

Illinois Republican Party sues Dem governor Pritzker over right to assemble during coronavirus lockdowns

The Illinois Republican Party, along with other GOP groups, has filed a lawsuit over its right to assemble as a political group during the coronavirus pandemic [...] Read full article: Illinois Republican Party sues Dem gover...→

Illinois Republican Party sues Gov. J.B. Pritzker over 10-person gathering limit

Illinois Republican Party sues Gov. J.B. Pritzker over 10-person gathering limit

The Illinois Republican Party sued Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker in federal court Monday, seeking an exemption from the 10-person limit on public gatherings in [...] Read full article: Illinois Republican Party sues Gov. J.B....→

Illinois teacher says term ‘white privilege’ is as offensive as N-word

Illinois teacher says term ‘white privilege’ is as offensive as N-word

An Illinois school has launched an investigation after a teacher claimed “white privilege” was as offensive as the N-word, according to reports. The Palatine H [...] Read full article: Illinois teacher says term ‘white privil...→

Indiana movie theaters, bars, playgrounds reopenings start Friday

Indiana movie theaters, bars, playgrounds reopenings start Friday

A new state order will allow social gatherings of up to 250 people and retail stores and malls to operate at full capacity, Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb said. Read full article: Indiana movie theaters, bars, playground...→

Illinois Could See Uptick in Coronavirus Cases in 2-3 Weeks Due to Protests: Pritzker

Illinois Could See Uptick in Coronavirus Cases in 2-3 Weeks Due to Protests: Pritzker

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker admitted on Friday that he’s worried about an uptick in coronavirus cases in the next two to three weeks following recent protests [...] Read full article: Illinois Could See Uptick in Coronavirus...→

Extreme Heat Expected Again in County Deserts, Cooling Arrives on Friday

Extreme Heat Expected Again in County Deserts, Cooling Arrives on Friday

The mercury could soar to 112 again Thursday in the San Diego County deserts, but cooler weather will arrive on Friday, according to the National Weather Servi [...] Read full article: Extreme Heat Expected Again in County De...→

Pritzker deploys Illinois National Guard troops to the suburbs

Pritzker deploys Illinois National Guard troops to the suburbs

Gov. J.B. Pritzker is deploying the Illinois National Guard troops to the suburbs to help restore order following violent clashes on Sunday night, the Tribune [...] Read full article: Pritzker deploys Illinois National Guard...→

Pritzker to Sign Executive Order Ending Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Restrictions

Pritzker to Sign Executive Order Ending Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Restrictions

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Friday he planned to sign an executive order effectively lifting the stay-at-home restrictions that had been imposed on the st [...] Read full article: Pritzker to Sign Executive Order Ending ...→

Damaging winds, hail and possible isolated tornado expected in Northeast Friday

Damaging winds, hail and possible isolated tornado expected in Northeast Friday

There were seven reports of tornadoes in Illinois Thursday along with widespread scattered severe storms that produced damaging winds and large hail from Texas [...] Read full article: Damaging winds, hail and possible isolat...→

Pritzker says Illinois has no plans to quarantine visitors from states with spiking COVID-19 infection rates

Pritzker says Illinois has no plans to quarantine visitors from states with spiking COVID-19 infection rates

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday he is not currently considering asking visitors to Illinois from states with spiking coronavirus infection rates to quarantin [...] Read full article: Pritzker says Illinois has no plans to q...→

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...→

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 Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Moves to Phase Four Friday, Lakefront Reopens

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Moves to Phase Four Friday, Lakefront Reopens

Chicago is ready to move into phase four of reopening on Friday alongside the rest of Illinois, city officials announced early Monday.... Meanwhile, more restr [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Mo...→

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh expected to plead guilty to perjury Friday: report

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh expected to plead guilty to perjury Friday: report

Baltimore’s disgraced former mayor Catherine Pugh, who was embroiled in a scandal involving her “Healthy Holly" children's books, is expected to plead guilty t [...] Read full article: Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh ex...→

Illinois Republican Party files lawsuit against Gov. JB Pritzker

SPRINGFIELD -- The Republican Party has filed a lawsuit against Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker for what they see as First Amendment rights violations. Tim Schnei Read full article: Illinois Republican Party files lawsuit ...→

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...→

Gov. JB Pritzker Cancels Illinois And Du Quoin State Fairs

Gov. JB Pritzker Cancels Illinois And Du Quoin State Fairs

Pritzker's office said he is issuing executive orders canceling both fairs this year, based on advice from public health experts to protect people from further [...] Read full article: Gov. JB Pritzker Cancels Illinois And Du...→

No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in Illinois

No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in Illinois

While casinos in Las Vegas reopened a week ago and Indiana prepares to welcome back gamblers Monday, it's no dice, yet, for the 10 gambling houses in Illinois. Read full article: No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in I...→

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has suggested he’s looking forward to bringing back [...]

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has suggested he’s looking forward to bringing back indoor dining to restaurants, but when exactly that will happen still hasn’t be [...] Read full article: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has suggeste...→

Illinois schools can reopen for summer classes with restrictions, Pritzker says

Illinois schools can reopen for summer classes with restrictions, Pritzker says

All grade levels can resume classes under an executive order signed Thursday by Gov. Pritzker, which prohibits private and public schools from having more than [...] Read full article: Illinois schools can reopen for summer c...→

 Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has added five more counties to a disaster proclama [...]

 Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has added five more counties to a disaster proclamation issued to aid local governments who are dealing with looting and civil unr [...] Read full article:  Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has added f...→

LIVE: Illinois Gov. Pritzker to Speak at 3 p.m. After Calling National Guard to Chicago

LIVE: Illinois Gov. Pritzker to Speak at 3 p.m. After Calling National Guard to Chicago

Editor’s note: Gov. Pritzker’s 3 p.m. speech will be streamed live in the player above. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is set to provide an update after calling i [...] Read full article: LIVE: Illinois Gov. Pritzker to Speak at...→

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Lifts Church Restrictions in Response to SCOTUS

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Lifts Church Restrictions in Response to SCOTUS

Gov. Pritzker lifted restrictions on houses of worship after two churches filed an emergency injunction pending appeal to the Supreme Court. Read full article: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Lifts Church...→

CBS 2 Goes To Gov. Pritzker With Illinois Unemployment Workers' Claims About Understaffing, Other Issues

CBS 2 Goes To Gov. Pritzker With Illinois Unemployment Workers' Claims About Understaffing, Other Issues

We have taken the allegations made by IDES workers to Gov. JB Pritzker to see how he plans to address the concerns they brought up. Read full article: CBS 2 Goes To Gov. Pritzker With Illinoi...→

Illinois anti-abortion group sues Pritzker, claims COVID-19 gathering limits unconstitutional

Illinois anti-abortion group sues Pritzker, claims COVID-19 gathering limits unconstitutional

An Illinois anti-abortion group alleges in a federal lawsuit that Gov. J.B. Pritzker has unconstitutionally allowed certain groups to disregard the state’s lim [...] Read full article: Illinois anti-abortion group sues Pritzk...→

LIVE: Pritzker to Give Coronavirus Update at 2:30 P.M. as Illinois Prepares for Phase 4

LIVE: Pritzker to Give Coronavirus Update at 2:30 P.M. as Illinois Prepares for Phase 4

NOTE: Watch the governor’s 2:30 p.m. press conference live in the player above Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is set to deliver a coronavirus update as the state [...] Read full article: LIVE: Pritzker to Give Coronavirus Updat...→

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 Reports 634 New Coronavirus Cases, 45 Additional Deaths Friday

Illinois Reports 634 New Coronavirus Cases, 45 Additional Deaths Friday

Health officials in Illinois reported 634 new cases of coronavirus statewide Saturday, along with 45 additional deaths. The new cases bring the statewide total [...] Read full article: Illinois Reports 634 New Coronavirus Cas...→

Gov. Pritzker Says Flags Will Be Lowered on Juneteenth in Illinois

Statewide, Illinois has reported more than 132,000 cases in all but one of the state’s 102 counties, with more than 6,300 fatalities as of Sunday. The state wa [...] Read full article: Gov. Pritzker Says Flags Will Be Lowered...→

Illinois Republican Party sues Pritzker over right for political groups to assemble during pandemic

Illinois Republican Party sues Pritzker over right for political groups to assemble during pandemic

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court late Monday, claims while religious groups and protesters have been allowed to gather in groups of more than 10, politic [...] Read full article: Illinois Republican Party sues Pritzker ...→

Pritzker Signs $43B Illinois Budget Reliant on Federal Grant

Pritzker Signs $43B Illinois Budget Reliant on Federal Grant

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Wednesday an Illinois budget heavily reliant on federal assistance because of revenue lost to COVID-19 restrictions on busin [...] Read full article: Pritzker Signs $43B Illinois Budget Reli...→

Obama, Pritzker, Lightfoot, Preckwinkle round out Illinois delegation to Democratic National Convention

Obama, Pritzker, Lightfoot, Preckwinkle round out Illinois delegation to Democratic National Convention

Former President Barack Obama and Gov. J.B. Pritzker were among 81 Democrats added Saturday to Illinois’ delegation for the party’s national nominating convent [...] Read full article: Obama, Pritzker, Lightfoot, Preckwinkle ...→

Illinois Schools Can Hold In-Person Summer School Classes: Pritzker

Illinois Schools Can Hold In-Person Summer School Classes: Pritzker

Illinois’ Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed an executive order Thursday allowing limited in-person instructions at both public and private schools this summer. In Marc [...] Read full article: Illinois Schools Can Hold In-Person Summ...→

Competitive Swimmers Ask Pritzker to Open Pools in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Reopening Plan

Competitive Swimmers Ask Pritzker to Open Pools in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Reopening Plan

It wasn’t long ago that Grace Hagemaster placed 11th in the 100 backstroke at the State Girls Swimming & Diving Meet. In the aftermath of that accomplishment, [...] Read full article: Competitive Swimmers Ask Pritzker to Ope...→

Gov. Pritzker walks a fine line between public safety and angry critics in reopening Illinois | Miller

Gov. Pritzker walks a fine line between public safety and angry critics in reopening Illinois | Miller

In the period just before and after Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued his first stay-at-home order in March, houses of worship in Illinois reportedly experienced 13 CO [...] Read full article: Gov. Pritzker walks a fine line between ...→

WATCH: NJ Gov. Murphy Expected to Announce More Reopenings From Coronavirus Closures

WATCH: NJ Gov. Murphy Expected to Announce More Reopenings From Coronavirus Closures

Gov. Phil Murphy said that on Friday he expects to reveal more guidance on what parts of hard-hit New Jersey can reopen following shutdowns intended to slow th [...] Read full article: WATCH: NJ Gov. Murphy Expected to Announ...→

Pritzker says Illinois is a go for Phase 3 Friday, starts thinking about Phase 4 in late June

Pritzker says Illinois is a go for Phase 3 Friday, starts thinking about Phase 4 in late June

Illinois meets all requirements to ease COVID-19 restrictions Friday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday while dangling the possibility of a return to near-norma [...] Read full article: Pritzker says Illinois is a go for Phase...→

Illinois Not Planning to Require Visitors From COVID Hotspots to Quarantine, Pritzker Says

Illinois Not Planning to Require Visitors From COVID Hotspots to Quarantine, Pritzker Says

With other states implementing a mandatory quarantine on visitors from viral hotspots, Gov. J.B. Pritzker says such a move isn’t being planned for Illinois, bu [...] Read full article: Illinois Not Planning to Require Visitor...→

Illinois anti-abortion group sues Pritzker, claims COVID-19 gathering limits unconstitutional

Illinois anti-abortion group sues Pritzker, claims COVID-19 gathering limits unconstitutional

An Illinois anti-abortion group alleges in a federal lawsuit that Gov. J.B. Pritzker has unconstitutionally allowed certain groups to disregard the state’s lim [...] Read full article: Illinois anti-abortion group sues Pritzk...→

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...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicago Testing Sites, Pritzker to Deliver Update

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicago Testing Sites, Pritzker to Deliver Update

The city of Chicago is launching four new free coronavirus testing sites starting Tuesday as the city and state prepare to enter phase four of reopening at the [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicag...→

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 Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Moves to Phase Four Friday, Lakefront Reopens

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Moves to Phase Four Friday, Lakefront Reopens

Chicago is ready to move into phase four of reopening on Friday alongside the rest of Illinois, city officials announced early Monday.... Meanwhile, more restr [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Mo...→

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 ...→

Illinois Republican Party files lawsuit against Gov. JB Pritzker

SPRINGFIELD -- The Republican Party has filed a lawsuit against Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker for what they see as First Amendment rights violations. Tim Schnei Read full article: Illinois Republican Party files lawsuit ...→

Illinois Republican Party sues Dem governor Pritzker over right to assemble during coronavirus lockdowns

Illinois Republican Party sues Dem governor Pritzker over right to assemble during coronavirus lockdowns

The Illinois Republican Party, along with other GOP groups, has filed a lawsuit over its right to assemble as a political group during the coronavirus pandemic [...] Read full article: Illinois Republican Party sues Dem gover...→

Illinois Republican Party sues Pritzker over right for political groups to assemble during pandemic

Illinois Republican Party sues Pritzker over right for political groups to assemble during pandemic

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court late Monday, claims while religious groups and protesters have been allowed to gather in groups of more than 10, politic [...] Read full article: Illinois Republican Party sues Pritzker ...→

Gov. JB Pritzker Cancels Illinois And Du Quoin State Fairs

Gov. JB Pritzker Cancels Illinois And Du Quoin State Fairs

Pritzker's office said he is issuing executive orders canceling both fairs this year, based on advice from public health experts to protect people from further [...] Read full article: Gov. JB Pritzker Cancels Illinois And Du...→

Illinois teacher says term ‘white privilege’ is as offensive as N-word

Illinois teacher says term ‘white privilege’ is as offensive as N-word

An Illinois school has launched an investigation after a teacher claimed “white privilege” was as offensive as the N-word, according to reports. The Palatine H [...] Read full article: Illinois teacher says term ‘white privil...→

Pritzker Signs $43B Illinois Budget Reliant on Federal Grant

Pritzker Signs $43B Illinois Budget Reliant on Federal Grant

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Wednesday an Illinois budget heavily reliant on federal assistance because of revenue lost to COVID-19 restrictions on busin [...] Read full article: Pritzker Signs $43B Illinois Budget Reli...→

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has suggested he’s looking forward to bringing back [...]

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has suggested he’s looking forward to bringing back indoor dining to restaurants, but when exactly that will happen still hasn’t be [...] Read full article: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has suggeste...→

Illinois Could See Uptick in Coronavirus Cases in 2-3 Weeks Due to Protests: Pritzker

Illinois Could See Uptick in Coronavirus Cases in 2-3 Weeks Due to Protests: Pritzker

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker admitted on Friday that he’s worried about an uptick in coronavirus cases in the next two to three weeks following recent protests [...] Read full article: Illinois Could See Uptick in Coronavirus...→

Illinois Schools Can Hold In-Person Summer School Classes: Pritzker

Illinois Schools Can Hold In-Person Summer School Classes: Pritzker

Illinois’ Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed an executive order Thursday allowing limited in-person instructions at both public and private schools this summer. In Marc [...] Read full article: Illinois Schools Can Hold In-Person Summ...→

 Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has added five more counties to a disaster proclama [...]

 Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has added five more counties to a disaster proclamation issued to aid local governments who are dealing with looting and civil unr [...] Read full article:  Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has added f...→

Pritzker deploys Illinois National Guard troops to the suburbs

Pritzker deploys Illinois National Guard troops to the suburbs

Gov. J.B. Pritzker is deploying the Illinois National Guard troops to the suburbs to help restore order following violent clashes on Sunday night, the Tribune [...] Read full article: Pritzker deploys Illinois National Guard...→

Gov. Pritzker walks a fine line between public safety and angry critics in reopening Illinois | Miller

Gov. Pritzker walks a fine line between public safety and angry critics in reopening Illinois | Miller

In the period just before and after Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued his first stay-at-home order in March, houses of worship in Illinois reportedly experienced 13 CO [...] Read full article: Gov. Pritzker walks a fine line between ...→

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Lifts Church Restrictions in Response to SCOTUS

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Lifts Church Restrictions in Response to SCOTUS

Gov. Pritzker lifted restrictions on houses of worship after two churches filed an emergency injunction pending appeal to the Supreme Court. Read full article: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Lifts Church...→

Damaging winds, hail and possible isolated tornado expected in Northeast Friday

Damaging winds, hail and possible isolated tornado expected in Northeast Friday

There were seven reports of tornadoes in Illinois Thursday along with widespread scattered severe storms that produced damaging winds and large hail from Texas [...] Read full article: Damaging winds, hail and possible isolat...→

Pritzker says Illinois is a go for Phase 3 Friday, starts thinking about Phase 4 in late June

Pritzker says Illinois is a go for Phase 3 Friday, starts thinking about Phase 4 in late June

Illinois meets all requirements to ease COVID-19 restrictions Friday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday while dangling the possibility of a return to near-norma [...] Read full article: Pritzker says Illinois is a go for Phase...→

Pritzker says Illinois has no plans to quarantine visitors from states with spiking COVID-19 infection rates

Pritzker says Illinois has no plans to quarantine visitors from states with spiking COVID-19 infection rates

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday he is not currently considering asking visitors to Illinois from states with spiking coronavirus infection rates to quarantin [...] Read full article: Pritzker says Illinois has no plans to q...→

Illinois School Guidelines: Pritzker Warns Second Wave of Virus Could Mean Return to Remote Learning

Illinois School Guidelines: Pritzker Warns Second Wave of Virus Could Mean Return to Remote Learning

With coronavirus numbers continuing their decline in Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveiled a series of guidelines designed to get students back into classrooms [...] Read full article: Illinois School Guidelines: Pritzker War...→

LIVE: Pritzker to Give Coronavirus Update at 2:30 P.M. as Illinois Prepares for Phase 4

LIVE: Pritzker to Give Coronavirus Update at 2:30 P.M. as Illinois Prepares for Phase 4

NOTE: Watch the governor’s 2:30 p.m. press conference live in the player above Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is set to deliver a coronavirus update as the state [...] Read full article: LIVE: Pritzker to Give Coronavirus Updat...→

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 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...→

Illinois Reports 634 New Coronavirus Cases, 45 Additional Deaths Friday

Illinois Reports 634 New Coronavirus Cases, 45 Additional Deaths Friday

Health officials in Illinois reported 634 new cases of coronavirus statewide Saturday, along with 45 additional deaths. The new cases bring the statewide total [...] Read full article: Illinois Reports 634 New Coronavirus Cas...→

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh expected to plead guilty to perjury Friday: report

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh expected to plead guilty to perjury Friday: report

Baltimore’s disgraced former mayor Catherine Pugh, who was embroiled in a scandal involving her “Healthy Holly" children's books, is expected to plead guilty t [...] Read full article: Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh ex...→

All 4 Regions in Illinois on Track to Enter Phase 4 Next Week, Pritzker Says

All 4 Regions in Illinois on Track to Enter Phase 4 Next Week, Pritzker Says

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 4 Regions in Illinois on Track to En...→

Gov. Pritzker Says Flags Will Be Lowered on Juneteenth in Illinois

Statewide, Illinois has reported more than 132,000 cases in all but one of the state’s 102 counties, with more than 6,300 fatalities as of Sunday. The state wa [...] Read full article: Gov. Pritzker Says Flags Will Be Lowered...→

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 Republican Party sues Gov. J.B. Pritzker over 10-person gathering limit

Illinois Republican Party sues Gov. J.B. Pritzker over 10-person gathering limit

The Illinois Republican Party sued Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker in federal court Monday, seeking an exemption from the 10-person limit on public gatherings in [...] Read full article: Illinois Republican Party sues Gov. J.B....→

No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in Illinois

No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in Illinois

While casinos in Las Vegas reopened a week ago and Indiana prepares to welcome back gamblers Monday, it's no dice, yet, for the 10 gambling houses in Illinois. Read full article: No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in I...→

Indiana movie theaters, bars, playgrounds reopenings start Friday

Indiana movie theaters, bars, playgrounds reopenings start Friday

A new state order will allow social gatherings of up to 250 people and retail stores and malls to operate at full capacity, Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb said. Read full article: Indiana movie theaters, bars, playground...→

Obama, Pritzker, Lightfoot, Preckwinkle round out Illinois delegation to Democratic National Convention

Obama, Pritzker, Lightfoot, Preckwinkle round out Illinois delegation to Democratic National Convention

Former President Barack Obama and Gov. J.B. Pritzker were among 81 Democrats added Saturday to Illinois’ delegation for the party’s national nominating convent [...] Read full article: Obama, Pritzker, Lightfoot, Preckwinkle ...→

Illinois schools can reopen for summer classes with restrictions, Pritzker says

Illinois schools can reopen for summer classes with restrictions, Pritzker says

All grade levels can resume classes under an executive order signed Thursday by Gov. Pritzker, which prohibits private and public schools from having more than [...] Read full article: Illinois schools can reopen for summer c...→

Extreme Heat Expected Again in County Deserts, Cooling Arrives on Friday

Extreme Heat Expected Again in County Deserts, Cooling Arrives on Friday

The mercury could soar to 112 again Thursday in the San Diego County deserts, but cooler weather will arrive on Friday, according to the National Weather Servi [...] Read full article: Extreme Heat Expected Again in County De...→

Competitive Swimmers Ask Pritzker to Open Pools in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Reopening Plan

Competitive Swimmers Ask Pritzker to Open Pools in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Reopening Plan

It wasn’t long ago that Grace Hagemaster placed 11th in the 100 backstroke at the State Girls Swimming & Diving Meet. In the aftermath of that accomplishment, [...] Read full article: Competitive Swimmers Ask Pritzker to Ope...→

LIVE: Illinois Gov. Pritzker to Speak at 3 p.m. After Calling National Guard to Chicago

LIVE: Illinois Gov. Pritzker to Speak at 3 p.m. After Calling National Guard to Chicago

Editor’s note: Gov. Pritzker’s 3 p.m. speech will be streamed live in the player above. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is set to provide an update after calling i [...] Read full article: LIVE: Illinois Gov. Pritzker to Speak at...→

Pritzker to Sign Executive Order Ending Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Restrictions

Pritzker to Sign Executive Order Ending Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Restrictions

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Friday he planned to sign an executive order effectively lifting the stay-at-home restrictions that had been imposed on the st [...] Read full article: Pritzker to Sign Executive Order Ending ...→

WATCH: NJ Gov. Murphy Expected to Announce More Reopenings From Coronavirus Closures

WATCH: NJ Gov. Murphy Expected to Announce More Reopenings From Coronavirus Closures

Gov. Phil Murphy said that on Friday he expects to reveal more guidance on what parts of hard-hit New Jersey can reopen following shutdowns intended to slow th [...] Read full article: WATCH: NJ Gov. Murphy Expected to Announ...→

CBS 2 Goes To Gov. Pritzker With Illinois Unemployment Workers' Claims About Understaffing, Other Issues

CBS 2 Goes To Gov. Pritzker With Illinois Unemployment Workers' Claims About Understaffing, Other Issues

We have taken the allegations made by IDES workers to Gov. JB Pritzker to see how he plans to address the concerns they brought up. Read full article: CBS 2 Goes To Gov. Pritzker With Illinoi...→

Illinois Not Planning to Require Visitors From COVID Hotspots to Quarantine, Pritzker Says

Illinois Not Planning to Require Visitors From COVID Hotspots to Quarantine, Pritzker Says

With other states implementing a mandatory quarantine on visitors from viral hotspots, Gov. J.B. Pritzker says such a move isn’t being planned for Illinois, bu [...] Read full article: Illinois Not Planning to Require Visitor...→

Pritzker says Illinois has no plans to quarantine visitors from states with spiking COVID-19 infection rates

Pritzker says Illinois has no plans to quarantine visitors from states with spiking COVID-19 infection rates

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday he is not currently considering asking visitors to Illinois from states with spiking coronavirus infection rates to quarantin [...] Read full article: Pritzker says Illinois has no plans to q...→

Illinois anti-abortion group sues Pritzker, claims COVID-19 gathering limits unconstitutional

Illinois anti-abortion group sues Pritzker, claims COVID-19 gathering limits unconstitutional

An Illinois anti-abortion group alleges in a federal lawsuit that Gov. J.B. Pritzker has unconstitutionally allowed certain groups to disregard the state’s lim [...] Read full article: Illinois anti-abortion group sues Pritzk...→

Illinois School Guidelines: Pritzker Warns Second Wave of Virus Could Mean Return to Remote Learning

Illinois School Guidelines: Pritzker Warns Second Wave of Virus Could Mean Return to Remote Learning

With coronavirus numbers continuing their decline in Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveiled a series of guidelines designed to get students back into classrooms [...] Read full article: Illinois School Guidelines: Pritzker War...→

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...→

LIVE: Pritzker to Give Coronavirus Update at 2:30 P.M. as Illinois Prepares for Phase 4

LIVE: Pritzker to Give Coronavirus Update at 2:30 P.M. as Illinois Prepares for Phase 4

NOTE: Watch the governor’s 2:30 p.m. press conference live in the player above Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is set to deliver a coronavirus update as the state [...] Read full article: LIVE: Pritzker to Give Coronavirus Updat...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicago Testing Sites, Pritzker to Deliver Update

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicago Testing Sites, Pritzker to Deliver Update

The city of Chicago is launching four new free coronavirus testing sites starting Tuesday as the city and state prepare to enter phase four of reopening at the [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicag...→

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...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Moves to Phase Four Friday, Lakefront Reopens

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Moves to Phase Four Friday, Lakefront Reopens

Chicago is ready to move into phase four of reopening on Friday alongside the rest of Illinois, city officials announced early Monday.... Meanwhile, more restr [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Mo...→

Illinois Reports 634 New Coronavirus Cases, 45 Additional Deaths Friday

Illinois Reports 634 New Coronavirus Cases, 45 Additional Deaths Friday

Health officials in Illinois reported 634 new cases of coronavirus statewide Saturday, along with 45 additional deaths. The new cases bring the statewide total [...] Read full article: Illinois Reports 634 New Coronavirus Cas...→

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 ...→

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh expected to plead guilty to perjury Friday: report

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh expected to plead guilty to perjury Friday: report

Baltimore’s disgraced former mayor Catherine Pugh, who was embroiled in a scandal involving her “Healthy Holly" children's books, is expected to plead guilty t [...] Read full article: Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh ex...→

All 4 Regions in Illinois on Track to Enter Phase 4 Next Week, Pritzker Says

All 4 Regions in Illinois on Track to Enter Phase 4 Next Week, Pritzker Says

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 4 Regions in Illinois on Track to En...→

Illinois Republican Party files lawsuit against Gov. JB Pritzker

SPRINGFIELD -- The Republican Party has filed a lawsuit against Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker for what they see as First Amendment rights violations. Tim Schnei Read full article: Illinois Republican Party files lawsuit ...→

Gov. Pritzker Says Flags Will Be Lowered on Juneteenth in Illinois

Statewide, Illinois has reported more than 132,000 cases in all but one of the state’s 102 counties, with more than 6,300 fatalities as of Sunday. The state wa [...] Read full article: Gov. Pritzker Says Flags Will Be Lowered...→

Illinois Republican Party sues Dem governor Pritzker over right to assemble during coronavirus lockdowns

Illinois Republican Party sues Dem governor Pritzker over right to assemble during coronavirus lockdowns

The Illinois Republican Party, along with other GOP groups, has filed a lawsuit over its right to assemble as a political group during the coronavirus pandemic [...] Read full article: Illinois Republican Party sues Dem gover...→

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 Republican Party sues Pritzker over right for political groups to assemble during pandemic

Illinois Republican Party sues Pritzker over right for political groups to assemble during pandemic

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court late Monday, claims while religious groups and protesters have been allowed to gather in groups of more than 10, politic [...] Read full article: Illinois Republican Party sues Pritzker ...→

Illinois Republican Party sues Gov. J.B. Pritzker over 10-person gathering limit

Illinois Republican Party sues Gov. J.B. Pritzker over 10-person gathering limit

The Illinois Republican Party sued Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker in federal court Monday, seeking an exemption from the 10-person limit on public gatherings in [...] Read full article: Illinois Republican Party sues Gov. J.B....→

Gov. JB Pritzker Cancels Illinois And Du Quoin State Fairs

Gov. JB Pritzker Cancels Illinois And Du Quoin State Fairs

Pritzker's office said he is issuing executive orders canceling both fairs this year, based on advice from public health experts to protect people from further [...] Read full article: Gov. JB Pritzker Cancels Illinois And Du...→

Illinois teacher says term ‘white privilege’ is as offensive as N-word

Illinois teacher says term ‘white privilege’ is as offensive as N-word

An Illinois school has launched an investigation after a teacher claimed “white privilege” was as offensive as the N-word, according to reports. The Palatine H [...] Read full article: Illinois teacher says term ‘white privil...→

No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in Illinois

No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in Illinois

While casinos in Las Vegas reopened a week ago and Indiana prepares to welcome back gamblers Monday, it's no dice, yet, for the 10 gambling houses in Illinois. Read full article: No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in I...→

Pritzker Signs $43B Illinois Budget Reliant on Federal Grant

Pritzker Signs $43B Illinois Budget Reliant on Federal Grant

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Wednesday an Illinois budget heavily reliant on federal assistance because of revenue lost to COVID-19 restrictions on busin [...] Read full article: Pritzker Signs $43B Illinois Budget Reli...→

Indiana movie theaters, bars, playgrounds reopenings start Friday

Indiana movie theaters, bars, playgrounds reopenings start Friday

A new state order will allow social gatherings of up to 250 people and retail stores and malls to operate at full capacity, Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb said. Read full article: Indiana movie theaters, bars, playground...→

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has suggested he’s looking forward to bringing back [...]

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has suggested he’s looking forward to bringing back indoor dining to restaurants, but when exactly that will happen still hasn’t be [...] Read full article: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has suggeste...→

Obama, Pritzker, Lightfoot, Preckwinkle round out Illinois delegation to Democratic National Convention

Obama, Pritzker, Lightfoot, Preckwinkle round out Illinois delegation to Democratic National Convention

Former President Barack Obama and Gov. J.B. Pritzker were among 81 Democrats added Saturday to Illinois’ delegation for the party’s national nominating convent [...] Read full article: Obama, Pritzker, Lightfoot, Preckwinkle ...→

Illinois Could See Uptick in Coronavirus Cases in 2-3 Weeks Due to Protests: Pritzker

Illinois Could See Uptick in Coronavirus Cases in 2-3 Weeks Due to Protests: Pritzker

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker admitted on Friday that he’s worried about an uptick in coronavirus cases in the next two to three weeks following recent protests [...] Read full article: Illinois Could See Uptick in Coronavirus...→

Illinois schools can reopen for summer classes with restrictions, Pritzker says

Illinois schools can reopen for summer classes with restrictions, Pritzker says

All grade levels can resume classes under an executive order signed Thursday by Gov. Pritzker, which prohibits private and public schools from having more than [...] Read full article: Illinois schools can reopen for summer c...→

Illinois Schools Can Hold In-Person Summer School Classes: Pritzker

Illinois Schools Can Hold In-Person Summer School Classes: Pritzker

Illinois’ Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed an executive order Thursday allowing limited in-person instructions at both public and private schools this summer. In Marc [...] Read full article: Illinois Schools Can Hold In-Person Summ...→

Extreme Heat Expected Again in County Deserts, Cooling Arrives on Friday

Extreme Heat Expected Again in County Deserts, Cooling Arrives on Friday

The mercury could soar to 112 again Thursday in the San Diego County deserts, but cooler weather will arrive on Friday, according to the National Weather Servi [...] Read full article: Extreme Heat Expected Again in County De...→

 Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has added five more counties to a disaster proclama [...]

 Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has added five more counties to a disaster proclamation issued to aid local governments who are dealing with looting and civil unr [...] Read full article:  Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has added f...→

Competitive Swimmers Ask Pritzker to Open Pools in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Reopening Plan

Competitive Swimmers Ask Pritzker to Open Pools in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Reopening Plan

It wasn’t long ago that Grace Hagemaster placed 11th in the 100 backstroke at the State Girls Swimming & Diving Meet. In the aftermath of that accomplishment, [...] Read full article: Competitive Swimmers Ask Pritzker to Ope...→

Pritzker deploys Illinois National Guard troops to the suburbs

Pritzker deploys Illinois National Guard troops to the suburbs

Gov. J.B. Pritzker is deploying the Illinois National Guard troops to the suburbs to help restore order following violent clashes on Sunday night, the Tribune [...] Read full article: Pritzker deploys Illinois National Guard...→

LIVE: Illinois Gov. Pritzker to Speak at 3 p.m. After Calling National Guard to Chicago

LIVE: Illinois Gov. Pritzker to Speak at 3 p.m. After Calling National Guard to Chicago

Editor’s note: Gov. Pritzker’s 3 p.m. speech will be streamed live in the player above. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is set to provide an update after calling i [...] Read full article: LIVE: Illinois Gov. Pritzker to Speak at...→

Gov. Pritzker walks a fine line between public safety and angry critics in reopening Illinois | Miller

Gov. Pritzker walks a fine line between public safety and angry critics in reopening Illinois | Miller

In the period just before and after Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued his first stay-at-home order in March, houses of worship in Illinois reportedly experienced 13 CO [...] Read full article: Gov. Pritzker walks a fine line between ...→

Pritzker to Sign Executive Order Ending Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Restrictions

Pritzker to Sign Executive Order Ending Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Restrictions

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Friday he planned to sign an executive order effectively lifting the stay-at-home restrictions that had been imposed on the st [...] Read full article: Pritzker to Sign Executive Order Ending ...→

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Lifts Church Restrictions in Response to SCOTUS

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Lifts Church Restrictions in Response to SCOTUS

Gov. Pritzker lifted restrictions on houses of worship after two churches filed an emergency injunction pending appeal to the Supreme Court. Read full article: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Lifts Church...→

WATCH: NJ Gov. Murphy Expected to Announce More Reopenings From Coronavirus Closures

WATCH: NJ Gov. Murphy Expected to Announce More Reopenings From Coronavirus Closures

Gov. Phil Murphy said that on Friday he expects to reveal more guidance on what parts of hard-hit New Jersey can reopen following shutdowns intended to slow th [...] Read full article: WATCH: NJ Gov. Murphy Expected to Announ...→

Damaging winds, hail and possible isolated tornado expected in Northeast Friday

Damaging winds, hail and possible isolated tornado expected in Northeast Friday

There were seven reports of tornadoes in Illinois Thursday along with widespread scattered severe storms that produced damaging winds and large hail from Texas [...] Read full article: Damaging winds, hail and possible isolat...→

CBS 2 Goes To Gov. Pritzker With Illinois Unemployment Workers' Claims About Understaffing, Other Issues

CBS 2 Goes To Gov. Pritzker With Illinois Unemployment Workers' Claims About Understaffing, Other Issues

We have taken the allegations made by IDES workers to Gov. JB Pritzker to see how he plans to address the concerns they brought up. Read full article: CBS 2 Goes To Gov. Pritzker With Illinoi...→

Pritzker says Illinois is a go for Phase 3 Friday, starts thinking about Phase 4 in late June

Pritzker says Illinois is a go for Phase 3 Friday, starts thinking about Phase 4 in late June

Illinois meets all requirements to ease COVID-19 restrictions Friday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday while dangling the possibility of a return to near-norma [...] Read full article: Pritzker says Illinois is a go for Phase...→