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Governor JB Pritzker will update the state's COVID response at noon on Wednesday, September 16.

You can watch the governor's update by clicking here.


Gov. Pritzker discusses the impact of the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund and to announce the final round of funding. This event is scheduled for 2:00pm on Tuesday, September 8.

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The Illinois Supreme Court has declined to consider a downstate legal battle over Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s COVID-19-related orders and moved the case to Sangamon County. It'll be consolidated with a similar case.

The move comes as the first-term Democrat was expected in a Clay County courtroom this week.

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Gov. Pritzker joins industry leaders at the James R. Thompson Center to announce new guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Begins at 9:30am.

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Governor JB Pritzker holds a press briefing on the state’s current response and action plan for managing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Illinois. Begins at 2:30pm.

8-4-2020: Governor Pritzker Press Briefing at SIUC

Aug 4, 2020
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Governor JB Pritzker holds a press briefing on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Monday stop in the county seat of Quincy was no social call.  Appearing at the Adams County Department of Public Health, he pointed out the numbers there are going in the wrong direction.

Wednesday, Illinois is reporting its most confirmed cases of COVID-19 during the month of July.

As coronavirus cases surge nationwide, Governor J.B. Pritzker introduced a new plan to address a resurgence in Illinois. 

The Union County Fair Board is canceling its event next month.

In a written statement, the Fair Board stresses it was ready to operate the event as usual, but was stopped by Governor J-B Pritzker's office when it refused to issue permits to the carnival and food vendors.

The entire State of Illinois is set to move into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan on Friday.


Governor JB Pritzker holds a press briefing on the state’s current response and action plan for managing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Illinois.

Click here to access the video stream. The live stream will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Republicans Sue Governor Over Limits On Gatherings

Jun 16, 2020

The Illinois Republican Party is suing Governor J.B. Pritzker over the crowd limitations he imposed during the COVID-19 outbreak.  


Despite calls to reopen, Governor J-B Pritzker says Illinois is not ready.

As protests against police brutality continue throughout Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he’s working on police and criminal justice reform, and investment in communities of color with lawmakers.

After 82 days, Illinois Governor J-B Pritzker Friday announced he is ending his daily COVID-19 briefings and will do more in the future on an as needed basis.

Asked what lessons he's learned during the past few months, the governor says Illinoisans should be proud of how state government has responded to the pandemic.


Illinois Governor J-B Pritzker had some strong words on the death of a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a Minneapolis white police officer knelt on his neck.


Four republican members of the Illinois House are calling for an audit of the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

The issue started two weeks ago when a constituent of Representative Terri Bryant alerted her they were able to see personal information of others as they were filing an unemployment claim.

A Republican state representative who says he has taken steps to start the recall process against J.B. Pritzker was chastised by the governor Tuesday for consistently voting against spending on vital programs.

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois is arguing a lawsuit between a state representative and Gov. J.B. Pritzker should remain in circuit court, after state Attorney General Kwame Raoul's office moved the case up to the federal level.


With more than 150 Illinois lawmakers meeting in a Springfield multi-purpose arena to enhance social distancing, some churches with large sanctuaries would like the same consideration.

Governor J-B Pritzker says his team is looking at all the ways for that to happen.

Some local government leaders across Illinois are asking Governor J-B Pritzker to be more flexible to allow them to re-open their economies ahead of the May 29 target date.

Pritzker says it's important to run the full course in Phase 2 of his Restore Illinois plan.

During Friday's COVID-19 briefing, Illinois Governor J-B Pritzker addressed the whereabouts of some members of his family during the state's ongoing stay at home order.

A senior Pritzker administration staffer tested positive for COVID-19, and all employees in the Governor’s office are now working from home as a precaution.

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker said state government has been extending help to communities of color that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic . The governor also offered a stern warning to employers failing to protect their employees from contracting the virus on the job.

Governor J.B. Pritzker reiterated during a press briefing Monday that law enforcement can arrest anyone who is defying Illinois’ stay-at-home order. Meanwhile, two big tech companies are looking to develop contact tracing apps, but for now, the governor has nixed the idea for Illinois.

The spokesman for the ACLU of Illinois says courts have ruled that laws can be set in the name of public health, which makes Gov. J.B. Pritzker s order on face coverings enforceable. 

Ed Yohnka said precedent has been set with vaccination requirements at public schools being imposed because they are considered to be for the good of public health.

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The City of Marion won't be enforcing Governor JB Pritzker's stay-at-home order extension, which takes effect Friday.

Despite a number of legal challenges that have yet to be resolved, Governor J.B. Pritzker says Illinois will remain under a stay-at-home order, which takes effect Friday through the end of May.


More and more small business owners across Illinois are pushing to convince Governor J-B Pritzker to re-open parts of the economy in places where there are relatively few COVID-19 cases.