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BREAKING: Covid-19 Numbers Spiking Again In Illinois, Could Masks Return?

May 16th, 2022
BREAKING: Covid-19 Numbers Spiking Again In Illinois, Could Masks Return?

BREAKING NEWS: Covid-19 numbers are starting to spike again in Illinois, as this week, the state was seeing an average of 5,154 new cases per day over the last seven days, IDPH data revealed. That represents an increase of 41.6% in the last week, climbing from 3,639 cases per day as of last Monday. Over the last month, daily case rates in the state have increased by more than 180%, according to IDPH data. While hospitalizations had been flat going into the spring, they’ve leapt over the past couple of weeks. They jumped 21 percent last week. There are 777 hospitalized patients in the state that... Read More

BREAKING: No More Masks In Illinois Schools? Will Pritzker Push For Remote Learning?

February 7th, 2022
BREAKING: Covid-19 Numbers Spiking Again In Illinois, Could Masks Return?

BREAKING NEWS: An Illinois judge’s ruling prohibiting mask mandates has got schools statewide in a tizzy over whether or not to continue to enforce Gov. JB Pritzker’s mask rules and other covid restrictions. On Friday, Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Raylene Grischow granted a temporary restraining order effectively prohibiting mask requirements for students in numerous school districts across the state. A group of parents had filed lawsuits downstate against more than 140 school districts statewide, as well as Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois State Board of Education last year,... Read More

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

December 13th, 2021
BREAKING: Covid-19 Numbers Spiking Again In Illinois, Could Masks Return?

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

Mask Mandates Aren’t Leaving Illinois Any Time Soon, Pritzker Says

November 4th, 2021
BREAKING: Covid-19 Numbers Spiking Again In Illinois, Could Masks Return?

Alongside your turkey, pumpkin pie, and mashed potatoes, should we expect to see masks once more at Thanksgiving dinner this year? It’s looking like it. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker talked to the media at an event to showcase him getting his covid-19 booster shot (Pfizer) and didn’t rule that out. Pritzker said there’s a possibility he might lift the statewide indoor mask mandate in time for the holidays, but he doesn’t see it happening any time soon. Given that there’s only three weeks until Thanksgiving, it’s not looking promising. “What we’re trying to evaluate... Read More

Illinois May Get TOUGHER Covid Restrictions, Pritzker Says

October 22nd, 2021
BREAKING: Covid-19 Numbers Spiking Again In Illinois, Could Masks Return?

Even as covid numbers slowly decline in the state, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has said there may be tougher covid restrictions ahead. At a press conference this week, Pritzker noted that rather than a removal of the mask mandate and a pulling back of mitigations, covid restrictions may remain and be tightened up if numbers begin to rise like they did last fall. “If you go look at the hospitalizations – the new hospitalizations, as well as the ones that are, you know, existing in total – they are not dropping at the rate that they were dropping even a couple of weeks ago,” Pritzker said.... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Keeping ALL Mask And Covid Restrictions, When Will Pritzker Lift Them?

October 5th, 2021
BREAKING: Covid-19 Numbers Spiking Again In Illinois, Could Masks Return?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois won’t be lifting its mask mandate or any other covid restrictions any time soon, Gov. JB Pritzker said in his press conference Monday, adding that the covid numbers need to be “on a good downward trajectory” before he’d even consider removing any of the restrictions. “We’re watching to make sure that we’re on a good downward trajectory,” Pritzker said. “That’s what we were looking for back in May leading into June; it’s what we’re looking for now in order for us to possibly make changes.” Pritzker said the number of ICU beds being... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Covid Numbers Soar Into Red AGAIN, Nearing Shutdown Triggers?

August 19th, 2021
BREAKING: Covid-19 Numbers Spiking Again In Illinois, Could Masks Return?

BREAKING NEWS: Covid-19 numbers in Illinois are soaring again this week, pushing many regions at or near the same triggers which brought shutdowns during previous surges, according to the latest CDC numbers released today. Covid numbers have leapt tenfold since late July, led by the more infectious delta variant. Over 96 percent of all new cases are among unvaccinated individuals. All Illinois state zones are in the red, “high” levels of transmission and hospitalizations. All 102 counties are now into the red, “high” levels. The rate of new covid-19 cases per 100,000... Read More