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BREAKING: Shutdowns Begin In Illinois As Covid Numbers Rage ‘Out of Control’

December 18th, 2021
BREAKING: Shutdowns Begin In Illinois As Covid Numbers Rage 'Out of Control'

BREAKING NEWS: Shutdowns of performances, events and schools have begun to hit Illinois as covid numbers rage “out of control” and the omicron variant begins to make its spread across the state, as Gov. JB Pritzker hints at more restrictions and shutdowns to come. “This is setting up to be a very deadly COVID Christmas and New Years,” Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Friday in a video press conference. “Hospital bed availability has reached a critically low level, demand on resources is high and the wait times in local emergency departments... Read More

BREAKING: Quad-Cities Covid Numbers In ‘Critical’ Zone; Hospitals Slammed With Cases

December 16th, 2021
BREAKING: Quad-Cities Covid Numbers In 'Critical' Zone; Hospitals Slammed With Cases

BREAKING NEWS: Quad-Cities covid numbers are reaching a “critical” zone, according to local health officials, as area hospitals are jammed and local doctors and nurses are exhausted trying to keep up with the overflow due to covid cases. In the Iowa Quad-Cities, the situation is in a “critical” state according to the Scott County Health Department. “The COVID-19 situation is critical in our community: ICUs are full, resources are tight, staff are overwhelmed, emergency departments are housing critically ill patients, and there is no end in sight as COVID cases continue... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Covid Surge Continues To Explode; New Restrictions Starting Before Christmas?

December 15th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Covid Surge Continues To Explode; New Restrictions Starting Before Christmas?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois covid numbers have continued to explode, with more omicron cases being identified in the state, and both Gov. JB Pritkzer and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot talking about more restrictions being put in place, possibly in the next week as omicron ominously looms. The Illinois Department of Public Health released its latest data today, and as has been the case the past month, the numbers are not good. There are currently 3,513 patients hospitalized due to COVID in the state of Illinois, once again hitting a record as the highest number of patients in a year. In the past two... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Covid Numbers Rocket Up 40 Percent, Pritzker Looking At Stronger Restrictions

December 13th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Covid Numbers Rocket Up 40 Percent, Pritzker Looking At Stronger Restrictions

BREAKING NEWS: As Illinois covid-19 cases skyrocket, the omicron variant begins to spread across the state, and hospitalizations explode, Gov. JB Pritzker admitted that he is looking at stronger restrictions for the state. “We’re looking at everything that has been done over the last few years, always, but what we’re really focused on is making sure that people are following the masking requirements indoors,” Pritzker said during a press conference. “Thank you to all of you who are doing that.” When a reporter pressed Pritzker on stronger restrictions being implemented... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Covid Cases Exploding As Omicron Fears Rise And Shutdowns Loom

December 6th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Covid Cases Exploding As Omicron Fears Rise And Shutdowns Loom

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois covid cases continue to explode, reaching their highest levels in a year, as the omicron variant has spread to 16 states nationwide and Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker hints at future restrictions for the state. New covid cases statewide have raged over the past two weeks, with over 7,100 cases per day — the highest numbers since December 2020 — according to the Illinois Department of Public Health data. Over 11,000 new cases were reported statewide over the weekend, and Illinois has been reporting more new tests per day than it has at any point during the pandemic,... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Covid Cases ‘Worst In A Year’, Officials Looking At New Restrictions?

November 29th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Covid Cases 'Worst In A Year', Officials Looking At New Restrictions?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois covid-19 cases are hitting the worst numbers they’ve seen over the last year, and with winter approaching and a new omicron variant rising worldwide, officials are looking at new restrictions for the state. Illinois reported 21,034 new COVID-19 cases since last Friday, along with 87 additional deaths and over 311,000 new vaccine doses administered, according to data released Friday from the Illinois Department of Public Health — an increase of almost 125 percent over the last month. Since the pandemic began, 1,784,900 cases of coronavirus have been reported in... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Workers Can Be Fired For Refusing Covid Vaccination Under New Pritzker Law

November 10th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Workers Can Be Fired For Refusing Covid Vaccination Under New Pritzker Law

BREAKING NEWS: If you refuse to be vaccinated or comply with workplace covid mandates, you could be fired from your job in Illinois, according to a new law in the state. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has signed into law an amendment to the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act allowing employers to penalize employees if they refuse to follow workplace rules about covid, including mandatory vaccinations, testing, and other mandates. The Illinois Senate voted 31-24 to approve the proposal; the measure passed out of the House on a 64-52-2 vote. Pritkzer signed the amendment into law Monday. The... Read More

No Jab, No Job? You Could Be Fired For Defying Covid Rules Under New Illinois Law

November 9th, 2021
While 57 percent of the U.S. population (age 18+) has been fully vaccinated, just 39 percent of those between 18 and 24 have been.

If you refuse to be vaccinated or comply with workplace covid mandates, you could be fired from your job in Illinois, according to a new law in the state. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has signed into law an amendment to the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act allowing employers to penalize employees if they refuse to follow workplace rules about covid, including mandatory vaccinations, testing, and other mandates. The Illinois Senate voted 31-24 to approve the proposal; the measure passed out of the House on a 64-52-2 vote. Pritkzer signed the amendment into law Monday. The Health Care Right... Read More

LATEST: Will Illinois Employers Be Able To Fire Employees For Refusing Covid Vaccinations?

October 30th, 2021
LATEST: Will Illinois Employers Be Able To Fire Employees For Refusing Covid Vaccinations?

BREAKING: Illinois employers could very soon be allowed to fire employees who refuse to get vaccinated or comply with other covid-19 regulations. The Health Care Right of Conscience Act amendment bans employees from using their moral beliefs as a reason to refuse to comply with a workplace’s covid mandates, which could include mandatory vaccinations. The Illinois Senate voted 31-24 to approve the proposal late Thursday night. This measure passed out of the House on a 64-52-2 vote Wednesday. The new amendment now heads to Gov. JB Pritzker to be signed into the law, and it certainly looks... Read More

New Illinois Covid Mandate Could Allow Employers To Fire Unvaccinated Workers

October 27th, 2021
A greater portion of people in Scott County have been fully vaccinated than Rock Island County -- 58% compared to 50%.

Illinois employers could be allowed to fire employees who refuse to get vaccinated or comply with other covid-19 regulations if a new mandate from Governor JB Pritzker is implemented. The Health Care Right of Conscience Act amendment would not allow employees to use their moral beliefs as a reason to refuse to comply with a workplace’s covid mandates, which could include mandatory vaccinations. State legislators are expected to take up the measure this week. The Health Care Right of Conscience Act has actually been a law since 1998 and was driven by healthcare providers having moral objections... Read More