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IHSA: Masks no longer required for low-risk sports

BLOOMINGTON -- Students competing in low-risk outdoor sports and activities are no longer required to wear masks while competing. In-season Illinois High School Association sports and activities impacted by the latest COVID-19 update…

Pritzker announces Community Connectors vaccine initiative

SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced Wednesday the Vaccine Community Connectors initiative to leverage health plans to reduce COVID-19 vaccination disparities with a focus on seniors 65…

Illinois COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations rising again

SPRINGFIELD -- COVID-19 hospitalizations and case positivity rates continued to trend upward Monday, leaving entry into a recently-announced “bridge” phase of reopening uncertain even as the percentage of seniors vaccinated continued to…

State ramps up vaccinations to stem rise in virus cases

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois health officials, to stem a potential resurgence in COVID-19 cases, is deploying that they are calling Rapid Response Vaccination Teams to five counties to expand vaccine eligibility where demand appears to have…