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“Restore Illinois” Economy

State Sen. Dave Syverson weighs in on governor’s COVID-19 plan: ‘Open businesses’

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Illinois Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford), has weighed in the impact COVID-19 restrictions are having on the economy. "We are just now starting to see the warned about social impacts as a result of these leader’s decisions to shut the state down as they did," Syverson said in his May 12 E-Newsletter. "Disturbing data is emerging that, during the lock-down, we are seeing increases in depression, domestic violence, drug and alcohol use, suicide, and child…

Pritzker announces 5-phase plan to re-open Illinois

By Jim Hagerty Reporter CHICAGO - The Illinois economy will re-opened in five phases, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday. Titled "Restore Illinois," the plan separates the state into four regions and will allow cities in those regions to move through the five phases as COVID-19 data permits. The regions are Northeast, North-Central, Central and Southern. Phase 1 - "Rapid Spread:" This phase was sparked by the arrival of coronavirus in Illinois, the governor's disaster proclamation…