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More regions in Illinois could face coronavirus restrictions soon – NBC Chicago

As coronavirus cases and positivity rates continue to rise across the state, another region could potentially face new mitigation rules to help stop the virus from spreading. According to the Illinois Department of Health, Southwest Illinois Region 4 near St. Louis, the positivity rate increased to 8.2% as of 10/21, the last date the calculation is available. This is the …

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Chicago suburb officer who fired shot black couple in car

The suburban Chicago police officer who shot and killed a black couple in a car and killed one of them has reportedly been released. The murder of Marcellis Stinnette, 19, and the wounding of Tafara Williams, 20, during a traffic obstruction in Wakuegan late Tuesday sparked protests. When Wayne Walles, the Waukegan police chief, announced the sacking Friday night, he …

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Chicago COVID-19 Today: Corporate curfew, other bar restrictions imposed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot will take effect with a surge in coronavirus cases

CHICAGO (WLS) – Chicago’s new COVID-19 restrictions, including a corporate curfew and ban on indoor service for unlicensed bars, go into effect Friday. Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s action comes days after a warning of rising COVID-19 cases in the city, with the average number of daily cases nearing 700. Under the new rules, bars without a food permit cannot have indoor …

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These regions in Illinois could see additional COVID-19 restrictions due to rising positivity rates – NBC Chicago

With expanded coronavirus restrictions going into effect in four different health regions in Illinois, there are more regions where additional measures could be taken soon. As of Tuesday, there are four more regions in the state that are currently seeing rising positivity rates of over 7%. If these regions exceeded a positivity rate of 8% for three consecutive days, additional …

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Amazon has 1,500 “fresh” jobs for new grocery stores in the Chicago suburbs

Lauren Simonetti of FOX Business on retailers announcing big deals for Amazon Prime Day. Amazon wants to take the suburbs of “The Windy City” by storm with its latest food concept and hire 1,500 employees. ALL FOOD CUSTOMERS, EMPLOYEES UNHAPPY WITH STRICTLY NEW CLOTHING CODE The online retail giant announced plans on Tuesday to expand its new grocery store concept, …

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Indoor Dining, Bar Service Suspended in 4 Suburban Counties Due to New COVID-19 Restrictions – NBC Chicago

Residents of four suburban counties will go into effect on Friday with heightened coronavirus restrictions as regions 7 and 8 in the state health system exceeded the 8% positivity rate for three consecutive days. JB Pritzker, governor of Illinois, made the announcement during his daily press conference on the coronavirus on Tuesday afternoon. The new restrictions come into effect on …

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Will Illinois see another stay at home order? That’s what Governor Pritzker says – NBC Chicago

Given that increased restrictions in several regions across Illinois due to increased positivity rates during what is known as the “second wave” of the coronavirus pandemic, could the state see another stay at home order? This is unlikely, according to Governor JB Pritzker, who has taken note of the state’s success to date in targeted weakening. “We’re not thinking about …

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“Don’t invite anyone” into your home, urges Chicago’s top doctor – NBC Chicago

Chicago’s top doctor urged residents not to invite anyone into their homes or apartments as several “warning signs” of coronavirus emerge in the city and what officials are calling the “second wave” of the pandemic is occurring. “Please do not invite anyone into your house or apartment,” said Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner for the Chicago Department of Health, on Monday. …

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