Governor JB Pritzker

Pritzker rescinds mask mandate for those fully vaccinated in accordance with federal guidance

New CDC recommendations permit fully vaccinated people to go unmasked By Sarah MansurCapital News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker issued a new executive order…… Read More »Pritzker rescinds mask mandate for those fully vaccinated in accordance with federal guidance...

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Broader reopening to begin this week

Jobless claims decrease, total still at historic record high By Peter HancockCapitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker said Thursday that Illinois will enter…… Read More »Broader reopening to begin this week...

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Covid: State issues stricter mitigations amid hospitalization surge

By Jerry NowickiCapitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker announced the entire state would enter Tier 3 of his mitigation plan starting Friday as…… Read More »Covid: State issues stricter mitigations amid hospitalization surge...

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Metro-East faces shutdown… again

By Nick MillerWeekly Publisher O’FALLON – Governor JB Pritzker communicated with local government officials on Friday and indicated he plans to place increased Covid mitigation…… Read More »Metro-East faces shutdown… again...

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Pritzker announces Phase 4 guidelines

CHICAGO – Governor JB Pritzker today released plans to safely continue reopening businesses and industries as Illinois moves into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. Working with public health officials and business representatives, guidelines were developed to keep workers and customers safe as the economy recovers. All four regions of the state are currently on track to move into Phase 4 on June 26 as the state continues to make significant progress in reducing new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, with the average 7-day statewide case positivity rate falling to just 2.5 percent as of June 20.

Pritzker deploys 375 National Guard soldiers to Chicago

SPRINGFIELD – In the wake of violence, looting and arson that gripped the city of Chicago over the weekend, Gov. JB Pritzker said Sunday he has deployed 375 Illinois National Guard soldiers to aid the city’s police department and other first responders in maintaining law and order.

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