WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: March 27, 2020

JB Pritzker Coronavirus
Gov. JB Pritzker (right) stands with Illinois Emergency Management Agency Director Alicia Tate-Nadeau (left) and Illinois public health director Dr. Ngozi Ezike (center) at a March 5 press conference. Pritzker declared a disaster proclamation in Illinois today, which grants the state access to federal resources, like medical assistance. John O’Connor / Associated Press
JB Pritzker Coronavirus
Gov. JB Pritzker (right) stands with Illinois Emergency Management Agency Director Alicia Tate-Nadeau (left) and Illinois public health director Dr. Ngozi Ezike (center) at a March 5 press conference. Pritzker declared a disaster proclamation in Illinois today, which grants the state access to federal resources, like medical assistance. John O’Connor / Associated Press

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: March 27, 2020

Illinois public health officials on Thursday confirmed more than 2,500 cases of COVID-19 across the state, with at least 26 deaths. So how are local and state officials responding to the coronavirus pandemic?

Reset breaks down the biggest news of the week in WBEZ’s Friday News Roundup with host Jenn White.

GUEST: Paris Schutz, WTTW political correspondent and host

Becky Vevea, WBEZ government and politics reporter