Governor JB Pritzker says that things are going well to move forward to the next phase. In Tuesday’s press conference, the Governor says that by the end of this week, the State will move into the next phase.
Governor Pritzker says that facemasks are a reason for things getting better in all of the regions.
The Governor addressed the news of a recall filed by Representative Allen Skillicorn of Crystal Lake. The motion was filed due to what the Representative feels is continued inaction to fix the unemployment claims issue.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,178 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois with 39 additional deaths. This brings the total amount of cases to 113,195 including 4,923 deaths in 100 of the 102 counties. Labs have tested a total of 786,794 specimens with 17,230 tests done in the last 24 hours. The statewide 7-day rolling positivity rate is 12%.
You can listen to every Governor Pritzker press conference on NEWSTALK WTIM at 2:30 every afternoon Monday through Friday, however, they will be moving to WHOW 1520 on June 1st.