State – The Rock River Times http:// Rockford's Independent Newspaper Wed, 15 Apr 湖北快3走势图 05:25:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http:///wp-content/uploads/2017/12/cropped-TRRT-R-icon-32x32.png State – The Rock River Times http:// 32 32 Illinois retailers ask customers to wear masks inside stores http:///湖北快3走势图/04/14/illinois-retailers-ask-customers-to-wear-masks-inside-stores/ Wed, 15 Apr 湖北快3走势图 02:46:36 +0000 http:///?p=132979 By Cole Lauterbach CHICAGO – Illinois retailers are asking customers to take precautions, including wearing masks, to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The Illinois Retail Merchants Association launched an advertising campaign aimed at educating consumers about healthy habits to keep people safe from potential exposure to COVID-19, the new coronavirus that has shut down much […]]]> Comptroller: Illinois has spent $174M on COVID-19 response http:///湖北快3走势图/04/14/comptroller-illinois-has-spent-174m-on-covid-19-response/ Tue, 14 Apr 湖北快3走势图 23:48:59 +0000 http:///?p=132971 By John O’Connor AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has paid $174 million for medicine and protective equipment to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the past month, according to data released Tuesday. Comptroller Susana Mendoza debuted an online portal identifying each expenditure since Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s March 9 disaster declaration, which allows […]]]> J.B. Pritzker: ‘I won’t jeopardize the safety and health of people here in Illinois’ http:///湖北快3走势图/04/14/j-b-pritzker-i-wont-jeopardize-the-safety-and-health-of-people-here-in-illinois/ Tue, 14 Apr 湖北快3走势图 21:35:05 +0000 http:///?p=132954 By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he will listen to recommendations about what the re-opening of Illinois will look like, even the president’s. But the Illinois Democrat says it will still be his decision about when the Land of Lincoln gets back to work and into classrooms amid the COVID-19 pandemic. […]]]> Pritzker outlines efforts to expand access and eligibility to unemployment benefits http:///湖北快3走势图/04/13/pritzker-outlines-efforts-to-expand-access-and-eligibility-to-unemployment-benefits/ Mon, 13 Apr 湖北快3走势图 23:03:11 +0000 http:///?p=132916 Staff Report CHICAGO – Building on measures designed to address the unprecedented economic challenges facing Illinois families during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. J.B. Pritzker provided an update on the state’s efforts to expand access and eligibility to unemployment insurance. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the United States economy, leading to an […]]]> Illinois reports 1,173 new COVID-19 cases http:///湖北快3走势图/04/13/illinois-reports-1173-new-covid-19-cases/ Mon, 13 Apr 湖北快3走势图 20:23:50 +0000 http:///?p=132895 Staff Report CHICAGO – Illinois public health officials, on Monday, reported 1,173 new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. There were 74 new deaths, including 60 people in Cook County, bringing the Illinois death toll to 794. The majority of those who have succumbed to complications of COVID-19 are older than 60 with […]]]> Illinois Department on Aging distributes $7M to feed seniors during pandemic http:///湖北快3走势图/04/13/illinois-department-on-aging-distributes-7m-to-feed-seniors-during-pandemic/ Mon, 13 Apr 湖北快3走势图 17:39:34 +0000 http:///?p=132892 Staff Report SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department on Aging is distributing $7 million across the state to meet the growing demand for meal assistance by older Illinoisans impacted by the coronavirus public health emergency. IDoA distributed the funds, provided through Emergency Assistance 湖北快3走势图 grants, to the state’s 46 Care Coordination Units (CCUs) to support meals […]]]> Pandemic could put brakes on Illinois real estate market http:///湖北快3走势图/04/13/pandemic-could-put-brakes-on-illinois-real-estate-market/ Mon, 13 Apr 湖北快3走势图 17:18:10 +0000 http:///?p=132889 By Ken Bessler CHICAGO – The coronavirus outbreak could put the brakes on the housing market in Illinois. In February, 湖北快3走势图s sales were up 5% and the median prices increased 7 percent compared to the previous year. Ed Neaves, president of Illinois Realtors, said its seller’s market. “Not only are the houses selling in one, two […]]]> Illinois surpasses 20,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 http:///湖北快3走势图/04/12/illinois-surpasses-20000-confirmed-cases-of-covid-19/ Sun, 12 Apr 湖北快3走势图 22:37:45 +0000 http:///?p=132861 By Jim Hagerty Reporter CHICAGO – There are 1,672 new cases of COVID-19, and 43 more people have died from complications of the disease, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Sunday, April 12. Illinois has now seen 20,852 people test positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak was considered a pandemic last month. The state’s death toll is […]]]> Illinois announces statewide COVID-19 telehealth programs, mental health support hotline http:///湖北快3走势图/04/11/illinois-announces-statewide-covid-19-telehealth-programs-mental-health-support-hotline/ Sun, 12 Apr 湖北快3走势图 01:56:58 +0000 http:///?p=132832 Staff Report CHICAGO – State officials said Saturday they are expanding their efforts to protect physical and mental health of Illinois communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the launch of the new Remote Patient Monitoring Program and a mental health support line. “We are living in a deeply unprecedented moment, and holding […]]]> Illinois reports 81 new COVID-related deaths, 56 in Cook County http:///湖北快3走势图/04/11/illinois-reports-81-new-covid-related-deaths-56-in-cook-county/ Sat, 11 Apr 湖北快3走势图 22:56:48 +0000 http:///?p=132825 Staff Report CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,293 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Illinois Saturday, including 81 new fatalities. The statewide positive COVID-19 test count now stands at 19,180. The death toll is at 677. Deaths reported by the state Saturday include a Winnebago County man in his 90s. There […]]]> Pritzker vows to protect hard-hit black community in COVID-19 fight http:///湖北快3走势图/04/10/pritzker-vows-to-protect-hard-hit-black-community-in-covid-19-fight/ Sat, 11 Apr 湖北快3走势图 00:12:05 +0000 http:///?p=132808 By Brett Rowland CHICAGO – Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to take additional steps to protect African-Americans, who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The data accumulating over the last few weeks has shined a bright light on what seems like a uniquely American problem,” the governor said. “… Generations of systemic disadvantages in […]]]> Gov. J.B. Pritzker urges Illinoisans to limit Easter gatherings to single households http:///湖北快3走势图/04/10/gov-j-b-pritzker-urges-illinoisans-to-limit-easter-gatherings-to-single-households/ Fri, 10 Apr 湖北快3走势图 21:25:50 +0000 http:///?p=132793 By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD – Although Vice President Mike Pence suggested that Easter gatherings be kept at no more than 10 people, Gov. J.B. Pritzker has another message for the people of Illinois. “I would like people to stay at 湖北快3走势图,” the governor said Friday during his daily press briefing. “It is the safest, […]]]> Federal court orders Cook County sheriff to better protect jail inmates from COVID-19 http:///湖北快3走势图/04/10/federal-court-orders-cook-county-sheriff-to-better-protect-jail-inmates-from-covid-19/ Fri, 10 Apr 湖北快3走势图 20:28:24 +0000 http:///?p=132789 Staff Report CHICAGO — A federal judge in the Northern District of Illinois has ordered Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart to implement additional social distancing and sanitary measures Cook County Jail as part of his constitutional obligation to protect pretrial detainees in his custody. Cook County Jail is one of the nation’s largest single-site jails and […]]]> Illinois receives $51.6M in federal funds to fight COVID-19 http:///湖北快3走势图/04/10/illinois-receives-51-6m-in-federal-funds-to-fight-covid-19/ Fri, 10 Apr 湖北快3走势图 18:32:38 +0000 http:///?p=132783 Staff Report WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Health and Human 湖北快3走势图, through the Health Resources and 湖北快3走势图 Administration, has awarded $51,637,470 to 45 health centers in Illinois as part of a historic U.S. response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Health center awardees in Illinois may use these funds to help their […]]]> Gov. J.B. Pritzker urges cancellation of large summer events http:///湖北快3走势图/04/09/gov-j-b-pritzker-urges-cancellation-of-large-summer-events/ Thu, 09 Apr 湖北快3走势图 20:48:55 +0000 http:///?p=132736 By Jim Hagerty Reporter CHICAGO – This year may not be the year for large summer events, says Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker. The governor said Thursday that until we are on our way to eradicating COVID-19, people should not gather in settings like concerts and festivals. “I think everybody needs to think seriously about canceling […]]]>