Due to its poor financial health and lagging economy, Illinois carries unique economic and fiscal risks from a prolonged market downturn or recession. The state must act now to mitigate harm from COVID-19.View Report
This page will be updated daily to reflect developments related to the spread of COVID-19 in Illinois.
Our team wanted to give you a look at the harsh reality of life in downtown Chicago during the COVID-19 crisis.
In the case of an epidemic like COVID-19, Illinois governors are given a wide range of emergency powers for a limited period of time.
Struggling businesses, individuals and families need relief while the economy is shut down. Despite Illinois’ financial woes, leaders can help the recovery by lifting government-imposed financial burdens.
State lawmakers putting together ethics reforms have not met since the first week of March, when the coronavirus ended gatherings.
The last thing Illinois needs is more bad news for the sake of it. But ignoring this reality threatens to make this crisis worse.
Illinois’ grocery stores have told shoppers to leave their reusable bags at home to stop COVID-19’s spread. Chicago’s 7-cent bag tax will continue unless the law is changed.
The order was originally scheduled to lift on April 7, but cases of coronavirus in the state continue to rise. Schools will remain closed.
New data show Illinois lost private sector jobs amid a national economic expansion for the first year on record in 2019, a sign of the state’s deep structural problems in the run-up to the current market downturn.
Health care institutions need flexibility to prepare for infection rates that could overwhelm current hospital bed capacity.