A Look Back On Governor Pritzker’s Pandemic Response

On the one-year anniversary of the pandemic, Gov. JB Pritzker says he feels more optimistic now than he has all year.

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker answers questions during his daily press briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker answers questions during his daily press briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Springfield, Ill. On Monday, he reflected on the one-year anniversary of the public health crisis in a wide-ranging interview with WBEZ. Justin L. Fowler / The State Journal-Register via AP, Pool
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker answers questions during his daily press briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker answers questions during his daily press briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Springfield, Ill. On Monday, he reflected on the one-year anniversary of the public health crisis in a wide-ranging interview with WBEZ. Justin L. Fowler / The State Journal-Register via AP, Pool

A Look Back On Governor Pritzker’s Pandemic Response

On the one-year anniversary of the pandemic, Gov. JB Pritzker says he feels more optimistic now than he has all year.

It’s been one year since Governor JB Pritzker started shutting down the local economy to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Since then, more than 1.2 million Illinoisans have contracted the virus and nearly 21,000 residents have died.

WBEZ’s Dave McKinney spoke to the governor on the one-year anniversary of his coronavirus response. He joins Reset to discuss why Pritzker is feeling optimistic about the future.

GUEST: Dave McKinney, WBEZ state politics reporter