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Pritzker: State is approaching need for stay-at-home order

CHICAGO -- A second statewide stay-at-home executive order is Gov. J.B. Pritzker's last resort to get a handle on the latest COVID-19 surge. But it's something he says could happen soon. "We're running out of time, and we're running…

Cries for Madigan to step down get louder

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, said he’s not going anywhere despite members of his own party saying it’s time for him to step down as party leader. State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, is making a…

Statewide COVID-19 restrictions could return to Illinois

CHICAGO -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker, on Thursday, announced that he is considering brining back statewide COVID-19 restrictions Illinois was under at the onset of the pandemic. That means if the state's positivity rate continues to climb,…