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    LAKE ZURICH, Ill. (WLS) -- Thirty-six cases of COVID-19 have been identified in a group of Lake Zurich High School Students who were part of athletic camps last week.The cases have been tied to social events before the camps even started, and the positive test results among young people are part of an overall trend Lake County, Illinois, health officials have seen in the last month.RELATED: Lake County warns of rising COVID-19 cases in young peopleEMBED More News Videos Lake...
    LAKE ZURICH, Ill. -- Thirty-six cases of COVID-19 have been identified in a group of Lake Zurich High School Students who were part of athletic camps last week.The cases have been tied to social events before the camps even started, and the positive test results among young people are part of an overall trend Lake County, Illinois, health officials have seen in the last month.RELATED: Lake County warns of rising COVID-19 cases in young peopleEMBED More News Videos Lake County...
    LAKE ZURICH, Ill. -- Thirty-six cases of COVID-19 have been identified in a group of Lake Zurich High School Students who were part of athletic camps last week.The cases have been tied to social events before the camps even started, and the positive test results among young people are part of an overall trend Lake County, Illinois, health officials have seen in the last month.RELATED: Lake County warns of rising COVID-19 cases in young peopleEMBED More News Videos Lake County...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois reported 707 new coronavirus cases Tuesday with 25 additional deaths in the last 24 hours.Theres now a total of 155,506 COVID-19 cases and 7,218 deaths statewide.Within the last 24 hours, Illinois performed 28,446 tests, bringing the states total to more than 2 million.The Illinois Department of Public Health reported on Sunday that the states seven-day positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from July 7 -July 13 is 3.0%.Two of the new reported deaths...
    CHICAGO — Another 25 people died from coronavirus during the last day, including 12 in Cook County. That’s a sharp jump from Monday, when officials said just six people were reported to have died. In all, 7,218 people has died from the virus in Illinois. The last 24 hours also saw 707 more people test positive for coronavirus. There have now been 155,506 confirmed cases in Illinois. As of Monday night, 1,416 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Illinois, including...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — State officials announced 707 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois on Tuesday, including 25 additional deaths. In the past day, Illinois has conducted 28,446 coronavirus tests, for a 2.5% positivity rate, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Over the past seven days, the statewide positive test rate is 3.0%, compared to a seven-day rate of 2.5% one week ago. JUST IN: New #COVID19 cases drop to lowest number in over a week. TUE: 707 new...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois reported 707 new coronavirus cases Tuesday with 25 additional deaths in the last 24 hours.Theres now a total of 155,506 COVID-19 cases and 7,218 deaths statewide.Within the last 24 hours, Illinois performed 28,446 tests, bringing the states total to more than 2 million.The Illinois Department of Public Health reported on Sunday that the states seven-day positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from July 7 -July 13 is 3.0%.The confirmed deaths are:- Cass County:...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois reported an addition 707 coronavirus cases Tuesday with 25 additional deaths in the last 24 hours.Theres now a total of 155,506 COVID-19 cases and 7,218 deaths statewide.Within the last 24 hours, Illinois performed 28,446 tests, bringing the states total to more than 2 million.The Illinois Department of Public Health reported on Sunday that the states seven-day positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from July 7 -July 13 is 3.0%.The confirmed deaths are:- Cass...
    A top Illinois Republican said he will skip the party’s national convention in Florida next month due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, The Chicago Tribune reported. Illinois House Republican leader Jim Durkin told reporters during a Tuesday videoconference that the event in Jacksonville is “not going to be a safe environment.” A spokesperson for Durkin told the outlet that while he is not a delegate for the convention, high-ranking officials often attend. He participated in one day of the 2016...
    CHICAGO — Another 883 people tested positive for coronavirus in Illinois during the last day. That means 154,799 people have now had confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois. Illinois has seen a slight rise in the number of people testing positive in recent weeks; last week, there were three days in a row when more than 1,000 people tested positie. But officials have said the number of new cases does not give a good picture of how the state is...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois reported an addition 883 coronavirus cases Monday with six additional deaths in the last 23 hours.Theres now a total of 154,999 COVID-19 cases and 7,193 deaths statewide.EMBED More News Videos Illinois reported a rise in the statewide coronavirus test positivity rate Friday. Within the last 24 hours, Illinois performed 30,012 tests, bringing the states total to more than 2 million.The Illinois Department of Public Health reported on Sunday that the states seven-day positivity for cases as...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Public health officials have announced 883 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including six additional deaths. The Illinois Department of Public Health on Monday announced the state has seen a total of 154,799 virus cases and 7,193 deaths since the start of the pandemic. While Monday’s daily total represented the third day in a row of declining cases, the rate of new cases actually represented an increase from Sunday, due to a drop in the number...
    The Illinois State Police are getting the word out about a texting scam that involves COVID-19.State police posted an alert to their Instagram page that included a screenshot of the text. It said, Someone who came in contact with you tested positive or has shown symptoms for COVID-19 & recommends you self-isolate/get tested. More at (link).RELATED: ComEd warns of increase in utility scams as customers continue to stay home due to COVID-19ISP said anyone who receives a text message like...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois reached another one-day high in testing, as it surpassed 38,000 COVID-19 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.Illinois confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 954 , including 20 deaths, on Sunday. Theres now a total of 153,916 COVID-19 cases and 7,187 deaths statewide.EMBED More News Videos Illinois reported a rise in the statewide coronavirus test positivity rate Friday. Within the last 24 hours, Illinois performed 38,894 tests, bringing the states total to more than 1.9 million.The Illinois...
    LAKE ZURICH, Ill. (WLS) -- In response to a rising number of cases in the area, a mobile COVID-19 testing site will be stationed at Lake Zurich High School on Sunday, July 12 and July 19.Last week, Lake County, Illinois, health officials issued a warning about rising cases among younger residents.Health officials said since June 25, cases reported in Lake County residents under 30 have risen, while the cases in the general population have remained steady.The testing site is in...
    LAKE COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) -- In response to a rising number of cases in the area, a mobile COVID-19 testing site will be stationed at Lake Zurich High School on Sunday, July 12 and July 19.Last week, Lake County, Illinois, health officials issued a warning about rising cases among younger residents.Health officials said since June 25, cases reported in Lake County residents under 30 have risen, while the cases in the general population have remained steady.The testing site is in...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois reported a slight rise in the statewide coronavirus testing positivity rate Saturday as Chicago enters the first weekend since implementing the citys Emergency Travel Order.The order, which took effect Monday, directs people traveling to the city from COVID-19 hot spots to self-quarantine for 14 days.As of now, there are 15 states across the U.S. that Chicago has designated as high risk.Officials say that map could change Tuesday when the city updates its list.EMBED More News Videos...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — For the third day in a row, Illinois is reporting more than 1,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, although the state has also seen hospitalizations from the virus decline for three consecutive days. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,195 new confirmed coronavirus cases the past day, including 24 additional deaths. As of Saturday afternoon, the state has reported 152,962 confirmed coronavirus cases and 7,168 deaths since the start of the pandemic. In the past 24...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois reported a slight rise in the statewide coronavirus testing positivity rate Friday as the Chicago enters the first weekend since implementing the citys Emergency Travel Order.The order, which took effect Monday, directs people traveling to the city from COVID-19 hot spots to self-quarantine for 14 days.As of now, there are 15 states across the U.S. that Chicago has designated as high risk.Officials say that map could change next Tuesday when the city updates its list.Travelers from...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — For the second day in a row, Illinois has topped 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, a new upward trend that has seen new daily cases more than double since Tuesday. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,317 new confirmed cases on Friday, including 25 additional deaths. Since the start of the pandemic, Illinois has reported a total of 151,767 cases in all 102 counties, including 7,144 deaths. In the past day, Illinois has reported 32,987 virus tests,...
    CHICAGO — Illinois has seen an increase in coronavirus cases, the city’s top doctor said Friday, but Chicago is still doing well in its fight against the pandemic. The state has recently seen an uptick in the average number of new cases per day — the rise coming at the same time as other states are facing far more dramatic surges in coronavirus cases. Other states have even had to step back in their reopening plans due to the spikes....
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois reported a rise in the statewide coronavirus testing positivity rate Friday.The Illinois Department of Public Health reported on Friday that the states seven-day positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from July 3 -July 9 is 2.9%. On Thursday, the rate reported was 2.6%.Illinois confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 1,317, including 25 deaths, on Friday. Theres now a total of 151,767 COVID-19 cases and 7,144 deaths statewide.Within the last 24 hours, Illinois performed 32,987...
    While Chicago and Illinois counties with half a million people or more get to control most of nearly $5 billion in federal funds amid COVID-19 relief efforts, a group of associations said Thursday the Pritzker administration is taking such control away from other local governments. The funding battle comes as one business owner said hes running thin. Downtown Springfield restaurateur Peter Praia opened Di Piero’s on the plaza of the Old State Capitol a number of weeks before...
    Illinois reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases for the first time in five weeks, according to a Thursday update. The state saw 1,018 new cases yesterday, according to the most recent report from Illinois Department of Public Health. COVID-19 related deaths, meanwhile, rose by 20 to 7,119. WHO SAYS CORONAVIRUS AIRBORNE TRANSMISSION IS POSSIBLE INDOORS The seven-day statewide positivity rate from July 2 to July 8 was 2.6 percent. As of Wednesday night, health officials said 1,507 people in Illinois were hospitalized...
    WINCHESTER, Ill. (AP) — A county southwest of Chicago that did not have any confirmed cases of the coronavirus has reported its first one. Last week, a 66-year-old woman tested positive for the virus in Scott County and was reported to be recovering at home, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. “Well everybody was disappointed because we kind of liked being the only county that didn’t have a case, a confirmed case,” said Rex McIntire, mayor of Winchester, the county seat. “But...