The new advice came as the state reported 12,657 new COVID-19 cases and 145 deaths during the past 24 hours.
Legislative leaders are canceling the planned two-week session after a “strong majority” of state representatives said they’d prefer not to convene amid surging COVID-19 cases.
Nearly 140 people are sick with the virus at the home in LaSalle, southwest of Chicago. Three residents have died in the past 24 hours, state public health officials say.
With cases rising, Pritzker announced new limits for restaurant outdoor seating and gatherings to 10 people in DuPage, Kane, Will and Kankakee counties.
Comments by Illinois’ governor, both U.S. senators and other Democrats raise serious questions about how long the powerful House speaker can continue leading their party.
State public health officials reported more than 9,900 new cases Thursday — the same day Illinois’ death toll topped 10,000.
State public health officials reported 6,363 new COVID-19 cases Thursday and 56 deaths, bringing the total death toll to 9,675.
Advocates of the graduated income tax amendment in Illinois expect a long wait to count the mail-in ballots to know whether it passes or fails. Opponents disagree.
The Democratic justice needs 60% of the vote in a largely Republican district. If he loses, it could help Republicans pave a path toward conservative control of the court.
Gov. JB Pritzker announced a suspension of in-person dining and bar service in certain suburban counties starting Friday as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.