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Governor ‘looking at all possible mitigations;’ masks mandated at driver facilities

By JERRY NOWICKICapitol News Illinoisjnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Masks will be required at driver’s license facilities in Illinois starting Monday, Secretary of State Jesse White announced Wednesday, and Gov. J.B. Pritzker […]

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Governor has ‘no plans’ for added mitigations; ‘local control’ is focus of guidelines for new school year

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois 
jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The wide availability of COVID-19 vaccines has changed the state’s approach for mitigating the virus’ spread statewide and in schools.  For […]

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Pritzker warns Delta variant could dominate in Illinois by fall

By JERRY NOWICKICapitol News Illinoisjnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday stressed the importance of COVID-19 vaccinations as positivity rates and hospitalizations continued to decline but variants of the virus have […]

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Emergency rules create fines for establishments flouting mask, capacity guidelines

By JERRY NOWICKICapitol News Illinoisjnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced his administration would be filing a new emergency rule Friday allowing health authorities to levy fines on establishments that […]

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