Category: coronavirus

Pritzker places additional COVID-19 restrictions on state’s northwestern region

Another tier of restrictions will be placed on Illinois' nine northwestern counties after its COVID-19 positivity rate rose into the double-digits, despite nearly three weeks under heightened restrictions intended to mitigate the spread of the virus.
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Lightfoot unveils ‘pandemic’ budget with layoffs, property tax increase

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled a tentative $12.8 billion budget on Wednesday, which calls for hundreds of layoffs, the elimination of over 1,000 unfilled positions and a property tax hike to offset a $1.2 billion revenue shortfall caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and continued social unrest.
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Pritzker unveils framework for COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Gov. JB Pritzker laid out the first details Wednesday on how the state will distribute a future COVID-19 vaccine to Illinoisans, saying “priority access” will be given to front-line healthcare workers, first responders who interact and treat COVID-19 patients, and residents and staff at long-term care facilities.
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