217 Today: Thursday April 8, 2021
Thursday April 8, 2021
Gov. JB Pritzker says the state must get COVID hospitalizations under control before officials will further relax pandemic restrictions. The state reported its highest single-day case count since late January.
Election officials continue to count mail-in ballots that are arriving after Election Day. They can still be counted as long as they are postmarked by Election Day and arrive within two weeks of the election.
The pandemic has caused a drop in school enrollment in Illinois, particularly among the state's youngest learners.
Champaign County health officials reported 51 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, and the number of active cases increased to 348.
In today's deep dive, we learn how public health officials in the Midwest are trying to reach people who are hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.