Gov. J.B. Pritzker

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The Illinois governor on Tuesday approved a massive expansion in voting by mail, a plan derided by Republicans nationally.

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A lawsuit challenging the validity of Illinois’ stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the coronavirus has been transferred from state court to federal court.

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The Chicago Police Department fined three churches that held Sunday services $500 each for violating social distancing rules.

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Republicans are agitating for a say in how Illinois will reopen for business during the COVID-19 pandemic, urging majority Democrats to put it on the agenda for a long-delayed legislative session.

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A federal judge rejected a challenge to Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s authority to impose stay-at-home orders on churches during the battle against the coronavirus. U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman on Wednesday denied a request for a temporary restraining order by two churches.

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Illinois' governor is defending his stay-at-home order and plans to reopen, saying residents will have to change the way things are done until the coronavirus is "eradicated."

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House Republicans say Illinois' pandemic control plan needs GOP input and have again urged the Democratic governor to convene the Legislature.

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The legal sale of marijuana during Illinois’ first full month of lockdown due to the coronavirus surpassed sales in two previous months.

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Illinois House Republicans are suggesting ways for slowly reopening businesses and relaxing restrictions on public interaction as the threat from COVID-19 potentially recedes.

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday extended his statewide stay-at-home order for three weeks as the nation struggles to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

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