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    CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. JB Pritzker said all four regions of Illinois will be able to move to Phase 4 of reopening the economy on Friday, meaning restaurants will be able to allow indoor dining, and many other businesses that have been closed for nearly four months can reopen, but with capacity limits. “Doctors and public health experts have reviewed the data, and the proposed conditions for greater public activity and work conditions, and have approved them,” Pritzker said Thursday...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday said the entire state is on track to move to Phase 4 of the plan to reopen the economy on Friday, and announced guidelines for schools and colleges to resume in-person classes in the fall. “Classroom learning provides necessary opportunities for our students to learn, socialize, and grow. The benefits of in-person instruction can’t be overstated,” Pritzker said in a statement. The governor said the state is providing guidance for preschools, K-12...
    CHICAGO — Parents overwhelmed by remote learning for kids and work from home may get some relief this fall: Illinois will allow children to return to the classroom. Gov. JB Pritkzer announced plans to keep kids, teachers and families safe in school Tuesday, saying the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) will provide K-12 districts in Illinois with 2.5 million cloth face masks. “Nothing compares to face-to-face interactions between students and their teachers,” said State Supt. of Education Dr. Carmen I....
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — A downstate judge on Thursday declared Gov. JB Pritzker’s stay-at-home orders void. Clay County Circuit Court Judge Michael McHaney ruled that state law does not allow governors to extend disaster proclamations for more than 30 days. Pritzker first declared a statewide disaster back on March 9, and has since issued extensions every 30 days. The decision stemmed from a lawsuit filed by state Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia). Bailey’s amended lawsuit argued a 2001 memo from then-Illinois...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Clay County judge has ruled Governor JB Pritzker did not have the authority to extend Illinois public health disaster declaration longer than its initial 30 days of business closures.The lawsuit was filed by downstate Rep. Darren Bailey, who claimed the governor exceeded his authority by shutting down non-essential businesses during the pandemic.RELATED: Downstate Illinois lawmaker sues Gov. Pritzker for stay-at-home order during COVID-19 pandemicThe governors office said they would appeal the ruling. A spokesman for Illinois...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Governor JB Pritzker honored Maywood-born singer-songwriter John Prine Tuesday by naming him the states first Honorary Poet Laureate.Prine died on April 7 from COVID-19.The folk singer-songwriter learned to play guitar at the Old Town School of Music before being drafted into the Amy. He later delivered mail for the U.S. Postal Service and wrote songs on his route. He moved to Nashville in the early 1980s, but his music kept its roots in Chicago. Prine visited the...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- As coronavirus cases surge across the country, Illinois has made major progress in the fight against COVID-19.Illinois confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 715 to a total of 138,540, state health officials reported Wednesday.The Illinois Department of Public Health also reported 64 additional deaths, bringing the states COVID-19 death toll to 6,770.Within the past 24 hours, Illinois has conducted 29,331 tests, for a total of 1,428,841. Meanwhile, the preliminary statewide test positivity rate for June 17-June 23 went...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- As coronavirus cases surge across the country, Illinois has made major progress in the fight against COVID-19.Illinois confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 715 to a total of 138,540, state health officials reported Wednesday.The Illinois Department of Public Health also reported 64 additional deaths, bringing the states COVID-19 death toll to 6,770.Within the past 24 hours, Illinois has conducted 29,331 tests, for a total of 1,428,841. Meanwhile, the preliminary statewide test positivity rate for June 17-June 23 went...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Governor JB Pritzker outlined his plan Tuesday for schools across Illinois to welcome students back this fall as the state advances to Phase 4 of reopening.The guidelines were released as the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 601 new cases of COVID-19 and 38 additional deaths on Tuesday. That brought the total in the state to 137,825, including 6,707 deaths.The IDPH requirements for K-12 schools to reopen in Phase 4 are: Require use of appropriate personal protective...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Governor JB Pritzker outlined his plan Tuesday for schools across Illinois to welcome students back this fall as the state advances to Phase 4 of reopening.The guidelines were released as the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 601 new cases of COVID-19 and 38 additional deaths on Tuesday. That brought the total in the state to 137,825, including 6,707 deaths.The IDPH requirements for K-12 schools to reopen in Phase 4 are: Require use of appropriate personal protective...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Governor JB Pritzker will provide a COVID-19 update for Illinois Tuesday afternoon.The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 601 new cases of COVID-19 and 38 additional deaths on Tuesday. That brought the total in the state to 137,825, including 6,707 deaths.The update comes as Illinois is set to move into Phase 4 of reopening on Friday.Restore Illinois: 5-phase reopening plan by Governor Pritzker splits IL into 4 regionsEMBED More News Videos Heres what you can expect in...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Governor JB Pritzker will provide a COVID-19 update for Illinois Tuesday afternoon.On Monday, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported an additional 462 cases of COVID-19 and 26 additional deaths. That brought the total in the state to 137,224, including 6,671 deaths.The update comes as Illinois is set to move into Phase 4 of reopening on Friday.Restore Illinois: 5-phase reopening plan by Governor Pritzker splits IL into 4 regionsEMBED More News Videos Heres what you can expect...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Governor JB Pritzker will provide a COVID-19 update for Illinois Tuesday afternoon.On Monday, Illinois Department of Public Health reported an additional 462 cases of COVID-19 and 26 additional deaths. That brought the total in the state to 137,224, including 6,671 deaths.The update comes as Illinois is set to move into Phase 4 of reopening on Friday.Restore Illinois: 5-phase reopening plan by Governor Pritzker splits IL into 4 regionsEMBED More News Videos Heres what you can expect in...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Governor JB Pritzker will provide a COVID-19 update for Illinois Tuesday afternoon.On Monday, Illinois Department of Public Health reported an additional 462 cases of COVID-19 and 26 additional deaths. That brought the total in the state to 137,224, including 6,671 deaths.The update comes as Illinois is set to move into Phase 4 of reopening on Friday.Restore Illinois: 5-phase reopening plan by Governor Pritzker splits IL into 4 regionsEMBED More News Videos Heres what you can expect in...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Governor JB Pritzker released Monday Phase 4 guidelines for the state of Illinois.All four regions in the state are set to move into Phase 4 on Friday as the state makes progress in its efforts to reduce the number of new COVID-19 cases.As part of Phase 4, health and fitness centers, museums, zoos, movie theaters can reopen as well as indoor dining at restaurants. Phase 4 also allows for up to 50 people to attend gatherings.Over the...
    Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Chicago churches claimed victory Thursday when Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker lifted the restrictions on houses of worship, after Mayor Lori Lightfoot fined churches for defying orders. Pritzkers new coronavirus orders, which are no longer mandatory for houses of worship, make the churches emergency request with the Supreme Court moot. The new recommended guidance was issued by the state department of health. CHICAGOS TOP COP SUGGESTS STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS CONTRIBUTED...
    Coronavirus — TEXAS – Due to the situation that exists throughout the state due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the governor issued an extension for all those who need to renew their vehicle registration, disabled parking permits, or even process titles. That is why hundreds of people are wondering: So when do we need to renew these documents? The Texas Department of Motors and Vehicles published in its Facebook page that Governor Greg Abbott issued a new extension for those...
    (CBS4) — Gov. Jared Polis has vetoed his first bill of the year on Thursday. The bill concerned opioid addiction prevention and would have limited opioid prescriptions. In a letter, Gov. Polis applauded many efforts of the bill but said it would ultimately boost premiums and cost insurance carriers between $22 and $38 million. Polis said he would not sign further legislation boosting costs. Sponsors of the bill responded Thursday night, saying the health care and social costs of addicted...
    Coronavirus — TEXAS – Due to the situation that exists throughout the state due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the governor issued an extension for all those who need to renew their vehicle registration, disabled parking permits, or even process titles. That is why hundreds of people are wondering: So when do we need to renew these documents? The Texas Department of Motors and Vehicles published in its Facebook page that Governor Greg Abbott issued a new extension for those...
    The growing number of cases of the Chinese coronavirus in Florida has been largely among the younger demographic — the 18-35 age group — Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said on Thursday. The Sunshine State broke its single-day record for new coronavirus cases on Thursday, reporting 10,109 cases, thus shattering the previously held record recorded Saturday, which saw 9,585 cases. The state did not fare much better on Friday, reporting 9,488 new cases, bringing Florida’s total — calculated since March 1...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s more expansive mask order issued this week as the coronavirus shows new signs of life in Pennsylvania and the July Fourth holiday starts has been met with hostility from Republicans objecting to the Democrat’s use of power or even to wearing a mask itself. It is one of many partisan fights over how Wolf has handled the coronavirus in a premier presidential battleground state where Democrats have sought to blame President Donald Trump...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s more expansive mask order issued this week as the coronavirus shows new signs of life in Pennsylvania and the July 4th holiday starts has been met with hostility from Republicans objecting to the Democrat’s use of power or even to wearing a mask itself. It is one of many partisan fights over how Wolf has handled the coronavirus in a premier presidential battleground state where Democrats have sought to blame President Donald Trump...
    SAN ANTONIO – Texas Governor Greg Abbott spoke with KSAT Friday about the state’s mandatory mask order, which went into effect at noon, and what state leaders are doing to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Abbott said his reasoning behind the decision to mandate masks is based on the rapidly growing number of people who are testing positive for COVID-19, as well as climbing hospitalizations and deaths, and advice from doctors. “We had hardly any hospitalizations on Memorial Day....
    LOUISVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A county judge has ruled Gov. J.B. Pritzker exceeded his authority by extending the state’s public health disaster declaration beyond the first 30 days in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The impact of Thursday’s ruling by a judge from southern Illinois’ Clay County wasn’t immediately clear as the governor’s office maintains other courts have upheld his orders. Clay County Judge Michael McHaney ruled that the 30 days of emergency powers provided to the governor by state...
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Candidates in the November election who already hold office are grappling with a thorny question: where does the coronavirus stop and the campaign begin? In Montana, Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock’s actions helped keep the state’s infection rate from the COVID-19 pandemic among the lowest in the nation. But he’s being criticized by Republicans for blurring the line between his official duties and a bid for a U.S. Senate seat after inserting into campaign ads photos...