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Illinois now has 64 confirmed cases of COVID-19

Staff Report SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health, on Saturday, announced the first cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in central and southern Illinois, bring the total number of cases in the state to 64. A…

Illinois COVID-19 cases now at 46

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Friday, announced 14 more people Illinois have tested positive for coronavirus disease, otherwise known as COVID-19. "The State is taking aggressive measures…

Illinois confirms 11 cases of COVID-19

By John O'Connor AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Monday four new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, bringing the total to 11, and he issued a disaster proclamation giving the state access to state…

Illinois marijuana sales top $34 million in February

By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD - Legal marijuana sales in the state remained strong in February, with nearly $35 million spent on marijuana and infused products in the second month of adult-use legalization.…

Officials confirm 4th case of coronavirus in Illinois

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The wife of a man who is being treated for COVID-19 at a suburban Chicago hospital has tested positive for the virus, Illinois public health officials said Monday, becoming the fourth person in the…

Group wants to end cash bail in Illinois

By Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD - Criminal justice reform advocates rallied Tuesday at the Statehouse in hopes of making Illinois one of only a handful of states to eliminate cash bail in all or most criminal cases.…

Illinois lawmakers not happy with Blagojevich release

By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – There was little support Tuesday at the former stomping grounds of ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich for President Donald Trump’s decision to commute the remaining years of the disgraced former…

Trump commutes ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s prison sentence

By Michael Tarm Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday commuted the 14-year prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was convicted in a wide-ranging political corruption case just months…

Census Bureau raises wages in Illinois to $20 and $30 an hour

By Cole Lauterbach CHICAGO - To compete with record low unemployment, the U.S. Census is offering higher wages than it has ever offered. With Illinois’ unemployment rate at 3.7 percent in December, Ellisa Johnson deputy regional director…