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New Illinois Covid Restrictions Begin TOMORROW; How Will They Impact You?

January 2nd, 2022
New Illinois Covid Restrictions Begin TOMORROW; How Will They Impact You?

As covid-19 variants slam the state with new records for infections, new covid restrictions begin around some areas of Illinois on Monday, Jan. 3, and some schools are planning on beginning their semesters this week on remote learning schedules. For the first time, Chicago as well as suburban Cook County — areas in regions 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 —  will require proof of vaccination for many indoor public spaces for anyone over the age of 5. The proof of full vaccination will be to dine inside or visit gyms or entertainment venues where food and drinks are being served. Anyone 5 and older must... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Decimates Covid Record, Over 30,000 Cases Today; Will Kids Return To School?

December 30th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Decimates Covid Record, Over 30,000 Cases Today; Will Kids Return To School?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois has absolutely decimated the daily record for covid cases, with a stunning 30,386 cases over the last 24 hours, according to numbers just released by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Given that children’s cases and hospitalizations are likewise spiking, some are speculating about whether or not Illinois schools will return as scheduled to in-person learning next week, or if they’ll go to remote learning at least until the latest surge has passed. The whopping 30,386 cases over the past 24 hours obliterated the previous record of 21,131 in one day set... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Covid Numbers Exploding, Children’s Hospitalizations Spiking As School Resumes

December 30th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Covid Numbers Exploding, Children's Hospitalizations Spiking As School Resumes

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois covid-19 numbers continued to soar as the state roared by the 20,000-case barrier for the third time in six days, and children’s cases and hospitalizations are hitting new highs as schools get ready to resume in-person classes next week. Illinois barely missed hitting a new record for cases over the last 24 hours, as the state reported 21,098 cases, just short of the Christmas Eve, 2021 record of 21,131, according to data released today by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 128,246 new COVID-19 cases over... Read More

Illinois Hits New Record Highs For Covid Numbers As Cases Pass 20,000 Today

December 28th, 2021
Illinois Hits New Record Highs For Covid Numbers As Cases Pass 20,000 Today

UPDATED: The following article is updated with new information from the office of Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker. Illinois has hit a new all-time high for covid numbers, as the seven-day positivity rate hit 12.4 statewide, cases reached 20,800 today, the seven-day daily average went over 16,000 for the first time, and Gov. JB Pritzker is calling on regions to implement their own restrictions as needed. To put the soaring numbers into perspective, previously, a region could be potentially placed under the most restrictive Tier 3 mitigations if it sees a test positivity rate over 12 percent for three... Read More

Illinois Hits New All-Time Highs For Covid Numbers; Daily Average Over 16,000 For First Time

December 28th, 2021
Illinois Hits New All-Time Highs For Covid Numbers; Daily Average Over 16,000 For First Time

UPDATED: The following article is updated with new information from the office of Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker. Illinois has hit a new all-time high for covid numbers, as the seven-day positivity rate hit 12.4 statewide, cases reached 20,800 today, the seven-day daily average went over 16,000 for the first time, and Gov. JB Pritzker is calling on regions to implement their own restrictions as needed. To put the soaring numbers into perspective, previously, a region could be potentially placed under the most restrictive Tier 3 mitigations if it sees a test positivity rate over 12 percent for three... Read More

BREAKING: Iowa Covid Numbers Remain In Danger Zone; Omicron Continues To Spread

December 27th, 2021
BREAKING: Iowa Covid Numbers Remain In Danger Zone; Omicron Continues To Spread

BREAKING NEWS: Iowa’s covid numbers for infection, deaths and hospitalizations remained in the danger zone again this week, with the omicron variant spreading to 10 Iowa counties, as shutdowns increase nationwide, including in neighboring Illinois. Omicron has now been identified in over three dozen patients in ten Iowa counties, including Black Hawk, Des Moines, Dubuque, Franklin, Jefferson, Johnson, Linn, Polk, Scott and Story counties. The more virulent variant is spiking along with new cases of previous variants, as Iowa Department of Public Health has reported 9,506 positive tests per... Read More

BREAKING: As Illinois Hits New Covid Records, Pritzker Increasing Testing, Boosters, Restrictions

December 27th, 2021
BREAKING: As Illinois Hits New Covid Records, Pritzker Increasing Testing, Boosters, Restrictions

BREAKING NEWS: As Illinois covid numbers hit yet more record highs, Gov. JB Pritzker announced the state will beef up testing and booster vaccine availability, and reinforced new restrictions beginning in January. The governor will increase staffing at vaccination clinics by more than 100 people to administer more free booster shots and vaccinations, and the sites will begin operating six days a week, he said at a press conference today. “I’m announcing this surge staffing to support our local health departments to vaccinate and boost tens of thousands more Illinoisans,” Pritzker said in... Read More

Illinois Covid Numbers Skyrocket To New Record; Shutdowns, Vaccination Mandates Begin Soon

December 24th, 2021
Illinois Covid Numbers Skyrocket To New Record; Shutdowns, Vaccination Mandates Begin Soon

Illinois once again saw its covid numbers skyrocket to a new record, as shutdowns of schools and businesses are starting to seep through the state, and vaccination mandates are coming to the northern part of the state, prompting speculation about another statewide shutdown. For the third time in a week, Illinois covid numbers set a new record high. Almost 19,000 more new cases of covid were confirmed over the last 24 hours, according to figures from the Illinois Department of Public Health, whose data showed 18,942 cases of the virus were diagnosed. The seven day average for the state covid infection... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Shatters Covid Record; Harsher State Restrictions Coming?

December 23rd, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Shatters Covid Record; Harsher State Restrictions Coming?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois decimated the record for single-day cases of covid over the past 24 hours and the last week, as harsher covid restrictions were announced for Chicago and Northern Illinois counties, more schools and events were postponed, and officials hinted at harsher restrictions coming statewide. Illinois’ one-day covid infection record was shattered yesterday as 18,942 new cases were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, ripping past the old record of 16, 581 set all the way back on Wednesday. The statewide average on cases is 12,573 per day over the past seven days — also a new... Read More

BREAKING: New Illinois Restrictions, Vaccine Mandates, Lock In As Covid Explodes ‘Out Of Control’

December 22nd, 2021
BREAKING: New Illinois Restrictions, Vaccine Mandates, Lock In As Covid Explodes 'Out Of Control'

BREAKING NEWS: Tough new covid restrictions in Illinois have been implemented as Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that after Jan. 3, Chicago will impose a vaccine mandate for bars, restaurants, gyms, and other businesses, requiring anyone over the age of 5 to show proof of vaccination or negative covid test over the past 24 hours. Proof of vaccination or negative covid test will be required at restaurants and bars, entertainment venues where food and beverages are served, sports arenas, concert venues, bowling alleys, movie theaters, and indoor fitness centers. As of yet, other places of... Read More