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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

​Along with extending the stay at home order, Governor JB Pritzker says schools will remain closed through April 30th and students will learn remotely.

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​Governor JB Pritzker extends the state's "stay at home" order until April 30th.

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​DAILY COVID-19 PRESS BRIEFING:  Governor JB Pritzker extends "stay at home" order until April 30th.  Audio also includes Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike (in English and Spanish), IL AFL-CIO President Tim Drea and IL Municipal League Exec. Director Brad Cole.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

​State working to expand hospital capabilities in the Chicago area.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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​Coronavirus cases in Illinois surpass 5,000.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker, IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike

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​DAILY COVID-19 PRESS BRIEFING:  Governor JB Pritzker details plans for McCormick Place field hospital; more than 5,000 coronavirus cases in Illinois now.  Audio also includes Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike (in English and Spanish).  Video is also available.

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​Stations:  Below are two :60 PSA's from IDHS encouraging the public to contact state offices remotely for services and benefits.  Any airtime you can provide is greatly appreciated.

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

​1,105 new coronavirus cases; when will cases peak?

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker, IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike

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​More coronavirus testing is being done in Illinois.

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​DAILY COVID-19 PRESS BRIEFING:  Governor JB Pritzker discusses coronavirus testing, 1,105 new cases and 18 more deaths.  Audio also includes IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike (in English and Spanish).  Video is also available.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

​First infant death from COVID-19 reported in Illinois.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker, IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike

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​DAILY COVID-19 PRESS BRIEFING:  Governor JB Pritzker announces first infant death and further preparations for handling the pandemic.  Audio also includes IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike (in English and Spanish).  Video is also available.

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Friday, March 27, 2020

​Governor JB Pritzker asks health care workers to sign up for emergency alert system, says hundreds are coming out of retirement to help w/pandemic.

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​Governor JB Pritzker announces several resources available to Illinoisans struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker, IDHS Secretary Grace Hou

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​Illinois surpasses 3,000 cases of coronavirus infection.

Soundbite:  IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike

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​DAILY COVID-19 PRESS BRIEFING:  Governor JB Pritzker discusses resources available to Illinoisans.  Audio also includes IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike (in English and Spanish), IDHS Secretary Grace Hou and All Chicago President/CEO Carolyn Ross.  Video is also available

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​Weekly Weather Summary (State Climatologist Trent Ford).

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

​Governor JB Pritzker launches new Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund, a new statewide fundraising effort.

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​As coronavirus cases jump to 2,538, Governor JB Pritzker issues a strong warning to those not staying home and social distancing.

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​DAILY COVID-19 PRESS BRIEFING:  Audio includes Governor JB Pritzker, IDPH Director Ngozi Ezike (English and Spanish), Penny Pritzker, IDHS Secretary Grace Hou and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.  Video is also available.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

​Governor announces more than $90 million in emergency assistance available for small businesses in Illinois.

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​IDPH reports 330 new cases and three more deaths and explains why some people won't need the COVID-19 test.

Soundbite:  IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike

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​State tax returns deadline extended to July 15th.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritkzer

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​DAILY COVID-19 DAILY PRESS BRIEFING:  Governor JB Pritzker moves state tax return deadline, announces help for impacted businesses.  Audio also includes IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Treasurer Mike Frerichs and IL Hotel and Lodging Assoc. President and CEO Michael Jacobson.  Video is also available.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

When will this end?  Governor says it will depend on the data.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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​Governor JB Pritzker says coronavirus testing is being expanded and discusses plans for more hospital capacity.

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​250 new COVID-19 cases and four more deaths announced.

Soundbite:  IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike

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​DAILY COVID-19 PRESS BRIEFING:  Governor JB Pritzker discusses testing and hospital measures; 250 new cases and four deaths announced.  Audio also includes IDPH Director Ngozi Ezike (in English and Spanish, IL Adjutant General Brigadier General Richard Neely and Rush Medical Center's Dr. Omar Lateef.  Video is also available.

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Monday, March 23, 2020

​Governor JB Pritzker working to get more health care workers personal protective equipment.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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​Coronavirus cases rise to 1,285 in Illinois, including 12 deaths.

Soundbite:  IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike

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​DAILY COVID-19 PRESS BRIEFING:  Governor JB Pritzker working to get IL health care workers more personal protection equipment; coronavirus cases up to 1,285 in IL, including 12 deaths.  Audio also includes IDPH Director Ngozi Ezike (in English and Spanish), IMA President/CEO Mark Denzler and iBIO President/CEO John Conrad.  Video is also available.

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

​Illinois up to 1,049 cases of COVID-19 and nine deaths.

Soundbite:  IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike

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​Volunteers and blood donors still needed.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker, American Red Cross of Illinois CEO Celena Roldan

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​Governor JB Pritzker says his office is looking at extending the state tax filing deadline.

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​DAILY COVID-19 PRESS BRIEFING:  Governor JB Pritzker says there are now 1,049 cases, including nine deaths; offers ways to volunteer.  Audio also includes IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike (in English and Spanish), Chicago Cares CEO Jenne Myers and American Red Cross of Illinois CEO Celena Roldan (in English and Spanish).  Video is also available.

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

​Governor JB Pritzker asks retired health care workers to join the fight against COVID-19.

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​Stay at home order now in effect in Illinois; essential services will remain open.

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IDPH says medical supplies being used rapidly in light of outbreak.

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​DAILY COVID-19 PRESS BRIEFING:  Governor JB Pritzker asks retired health care professionals to return to the workforce; IL up to 753 cases, six deaths now.  Audio also includes IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  Video is also available.

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Questions about the stay at home order?  Get your answers here

Friday, March 20, 2020

​IDPH reports 585 COVID-19 cases in 25 counties in Illinois.

Soundbite:  University of Chicago Epidemiologist Dr. Emily Landon

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​Governor JB Pritzker issues stay at home order for Illinois.

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​DAILY COVID-19 PRESS BRIEFING:  Governor JB Pritzker issues stay at home order; 585 cases in 25 IL counties now.  Audio also includes Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, University of Chicago's Dr. Emily Landon, IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike (in English and Spanish), Illinois Municipal League Director Brad Cole and DuPage County Bd. Chairman Dan Cronin.  Video is also available.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

​Many grocery stores are offering special hours for seniors to shop.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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​Governor JB Pritzker is announcing a series of new measures to help people and businesses affected by COVID-19.

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​Governor JB Pritzker is trying to dispel some of the rumors about the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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​Three new coronavirus-related deaths reported in Illinois.

Soundbite:  IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike

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​COVID-19 DAILY PRESS BRIEFING:  Governor JB Pritzker announces three more coronavirus deaths in Illinois.  Audio also includes IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike (in English and Spanish), IL Dept. on Aging Director Paula Basta, and IL Retail Merchants Assoc. President Rob Karr.  Video is also available.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

​Several state resources available to the public during social distancing efforts.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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​Illinois up to 288 COVID-19 cases in 17 counties now.

Soundbite:  IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike

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​COVID-19 DAILY PRESS BRIEFING:  Governor JB Pritzker announces 128 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois.  Audio also includes IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike (English and Spanish), IEMA Director Alicia Tate-Nadeau and Jackson County Bd. Chairman Keith Larkin.  Video is also available.

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​New website launched to inform the public about COVID-19.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker visits Belleville and discusses the state's response to COVID-19.  Audio also includes IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike, IEMA Director Alicia Tate-Nadeau, ISP Director Brendan Kelly and St. Clair County Bd. Chairman Matt Kern.  Video is also available.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Q & A w/Governor JB Pritzker and other officials at Belleville event.

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