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Ex-Dallas chief tapped to head Chicago Police Department

By Don Babwin Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday named former Dallas police Chief David Brown to head the police force in the nation's third largest city, touting his humility and calling him "a…

COVID-19: Illinois reports 713 positive tests, 16 deaths

Staff Report SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), onThursday, announced 715 new cases coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the state, including 16 additional deaths. The announcement brings the total deaths to…

Illinois reports 42 more COVID-19 deaths

By Jim Hagerty Reporter SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), on Wednesday, announced 986 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the state, including 42 additional deaths. Patients who succumbed to…

Gov. J.B. Pritzker extends stay-at-home order through April

By John O'Connor and Kathleen Foody Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday extended his statewide stay-at-home order for three weeks as the nation struggles to contain the spread of the…

Stateville Correctional Center inmate with COVID-19 dies

By Jim Hagerty Reporter CHICAGO - An incarcerated man at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill was among the seven coronavirus-related deaths reported by Illinois officials Monday. "Additionally, 12 men who were incarcerated…

Illinois state employee, baby die from COVID-19

By Brett Rowland The Center Square CHICAGO - With cases mounting, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Illinois should grieve Saturday after the COVID-19-related deaths of a state employee and an infant. "I know how difficult this news can be,…

Coronavirus outbreak strains Illinois meat industry

By Ben Orner Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Meat has been among the most in-demand items at supermarkets as people stock up on essentials amid the COVID-19 pandemic. That has people up and down Illinois’ livestock supply chain –…

Illinois receives grant to feed older adults

Staff Report SPRINGFIELD - The State of Illinois, on Tuesday, received a grant for $8.8 million from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide meals for older adults. The funds are part of the Administration for…

Illinois COVID-19 cases now at 1,535 with 16 deaths

By Jim Hagerty Reporter CHICAGO - Four more people have died in Illinois from COVID-19, state officials reported Tuesday, March 24. The latest casualties include a Chicago man in his 50s, two Cook County residents in their 60s and a…