Lightfoot said that initial air and dust samples show no asbestos following the botched demolition of a smokestack near the Little Village.
New data show 286 deaths from the pandemic at nursing homes across the state.
Another 125 deaths in the past 24 hours matches the number of victims on the previous worst day in the state.
The White House has now issued guidance about when communities can begin to reopen, a phased plan based on downward trends in positive cases. But for that plan to be safely executed, testing will have to become far more widespread than it is now. Also, what role did gender play in the Democratic primary?This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, science correspondent Allison Aubrey, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis.Email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org Join the Facebook group at n.pr/politicsgroup Subscribe to our newsletter at npr.org/politicsnewsletter Find and support your local public radio station at donate.npr.org
Pritzker says reopening schools statewide now would offer a “nearly limitless” opportunity for COVID-19 to spread.
As Congress fights over how to save the economy in light of the coronavirus crisis, many are drawing parallels to the 2008 economic crisis.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin gives an update on what lawmakers on Capitol Hill are doing to fight COVID-19.
5.2 million people filed for unemployment benefits last week, bringing the four-week total to 22 million — nearly wiping out all the job gains made since the Great Recession. Retail spending, another key economic indicator, is also suffering: down a record 8.7% last month, the largest monthly fall since the Commerce Department began tracking retail sales three decades ago.This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley.Email the show at email@example.com Join the Facebook group at n.pr/politicsgroup Subscribe to our newsletter at npr.org/politicsnewsletter Find and support your local public radio station at donate.npr.org
As Illinois COVID-19 deaths exceed 1,000, state joins Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan in new compact.
The number of people filing for unemployment climbed by another 5.2 million, as the toll of the nation’s economic dive continues to mount.