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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

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

BREAKING: Illinois School Shutdowns, Vaccination Mandates Begin As Covid Omicron Slams State

December 21st, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois School Shutdowns, Vaccination Mandates Begin As Covid Omicron Slams State

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois school shutdowns have begun, along with shutdowns of various businesses and performances, and Chicago area businesses are beginning to require vaccination for entry, as covid continues to ravage the state and the omicron variant begins to spread rapidly. Yesterday set the record for the most covid cases in one day since Dec. 1, 2020 as 12,328 new cases of the virus were reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Today, Illinois public health officials reported 10,264 new cases and 63 covid-related deaths. The seven-day statewide test positivity rate is 7.6 percent.... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Covid Cases Continue Surge, Hospitals Overwhelmed; Shutdowns To Continue?

December 20th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Covid Cases Continue Surge, Hospitals Overwhelmed; Shutdowns To Continue?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois covid numbers have ripped up another 20 percent over the past week, omicron is surging around Chicago, statewide healthcare officials are pleading people to be cautious as hospitals are overwhelmed, and events cancellations continue as the possibility of another statewide shutdown looms. Health officials in Cook County, which encompasses Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, are warning that “suspected cases of the omicron variant are rising… and are likely to escalate quickly,” the health department said in a press release. “CCDPH is issuing Increased... Read More

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 Moves Into Covid ‘High Alert’ With Omicron Spreading; More Restrictions Coming?

December 9th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Moves Into Covid 'High Alert' With Omicron Spreading; More Restrictions Coming?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois has zoomed into covid “high alert,” with cases slamming the state, the new omicron variant spreading, and talk of more restrictions on the way including requiring proof of vaccinations to enter certain public spaces and workplaces. The omicron covid variant has invaded Illinois, infecting at least one person in Chicago, prompting fears of a wide spread in the third-largest city in the United States. The Chicagoan infected by the omicron variant was both fully vaccinated with two shots and had gotten their third booster dose. They were tested at the hospital and... 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 UP 70 PERCENT; More Restrictions On The Way?

November 19th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Covid Cases UP 70 PERCENT; More Restrictions On The Way?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois covid-19 numbers, up 30 percent over the past week, have exploded and are up more than 70 percent in the last three weeks, according to the latest numbers from the Illinois Department of Public Health. IDPH numbers released today show the state is averaging 3,560 new cases of COVID per day over the last week. That is 72% more than the 2,069 new cases that the state was seeing each day on Oct. 27. Hospitalizations are also rising quickly statewide, with 1,627 patients currently hospitalized with covid statewide, an increase of 36 percent in the last three weeks. There are... Read More