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Illinois Covid Hospitalizations And Cases Roar To New Record, School Closings Skyrocketing

January 12th, 2022
Illinois Covid Hospitalizations And Cases Roar To New Record, School Closings Skyrocketing

Illinois set a new record for covid hospitalizations, with 7,353 Illinois hospital patients infected with the virus and 1,152 in intensive care unit beds, according to the latest data from the Illinois Department of Public Health. In addition, the cases per day set a new record with 32,173 per day over the past week, and school closings continued to rise this week as districts around the state went to remote learning and Chicago’s teachers remained out of classrooms. The IDPH reported 28,110 new confirmed and probable cases of covid over the last 24 hours, an increase from the previous day.... Read More

Illinois Battling ‘Overwhelming’ Covid Numbers; More Schools Statewide Shutting Down

January 11th, 2022
Illinois Battling 'Overwhelming' Covid Numbers; More Schools Statewide Shutting Down

The latest covid-19 numbers in Illinois remain overwhelmingly high, but have scaled down a bit from record highs last week. However, in response to the general rapid rise in cases, more schools statewide are continuing to go to remote learning. The new numbers released today by the Illinois Department of Public Health showed 19,237 cases on Monday, the lowest number since Jan. 2. The state is now averaging 31,647 new cases per day, the first time the number has gone down since Dec. 27. The IDPH also reported 34 deaths in the last 24 hours, a statewide positivity rate of 13.4 percent on all tests... Read More

More Illinois Schools Moving To Remote Learning This Week Due To Covid

January 9th, 2022
More Illinois Schools Moving To Remote Learning This Week Due To Covid

Dozens of Illinois schools have moved to remote learning, and more are joining them this week, as covid infections, hospitalizations, and deaths reached skyrocketing new highs over the last week. Thousands of students and staff in the Chicagoland area are now in remote learning or going to remote this week, and a group of Quad-Cities area schools — those of the Prophetstown Lyndon Tampico school district — have moved to remote learning and canceled boys basketball due to the massive surge of covid cases in their district, and they might not be the last, as Moline High School... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Smashes Covid Records AGAIN; More Schools Going To Remote Learning?

January 5th, 2022
BREAKING: Illinois Smashes Covid Records AGAIN; More Schools Going To Remote Learning?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois continues to storm into worse covid territory, setting new records again for covid infections and hospitalizations, as Chicago teachers vote to go to remote learning and other schools around the state begin to lean towards closing schools and going remote in the midst of the massive covid surge. Illinois set new records for covid cases and hospitalizations Wednesday, with 32,279 new cases of the virus, 79 covid-related deaths and 6,842 covid-positive individuals hospitalized across the state, according to the newest numbers from the Illinois Department of Public Health.... Read More

Illinois Covid Numbers Exploding; Will Schools Go To Remote Learning Soon?

January 4th, 2022
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.

As Illinois smashes records for covid hospitalizations and pediatric hospitalizations, and the omicron variant crushes the state, calls are getting louder for Illinois schools to close and switch to remote learning. The Chicago Teachers Union is voting today on teachers possibly calling for a remote learning switch as soon as tomorrow. The call for a vote was made by several teachers concerned for their own health as well as the health of their loved ones, given they would be going back to teach amidst this massive surge in cases. If the CTU votes to go remote, they would do so until a later date... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Hits Record-High Covid Hospitalizations; New Restrictions Begin Today

January 3rd, 2022
A greater portion of people in Scott County have been fully vaccinated than Rock Island County -- 58% compared to 50%.

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois hit a new record with 6,294 hospitalized with Covid-related illness as of yesterday — the highest number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began — infections continued to soar, and new restrictions began today in and around Chicago, while some schools continued to announce they’ll start this new semester with remote learning. Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 20,866 new covid cases and 30 related deaths Monday, with a daily average of 23,069 new Covid cases and an average 59 Covid-related deaths per day over the past week. The... Read More

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