Reporter Roundtable: Concerns About Rising COVID Cases


As of this morning, cases of COVID-19 are moving back up in Illinois. Yesterday, Sunday, July 12, there were 954 newly confirmed cases reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The seven-day average for new cases is up 21 percent over a week earlier, and 38 percent over late June, when Illinois entered phase 4 of easing restrictions and allowing businesses to reopen.

The 21st spoke to reporter across the state to check in on the coronavirus cases throughout communities.


David Schaper, National reporter focusing on transportation for NPR

Stephanie Zimmermann, Consumer affairs reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times

Neal Earley, PAR intern for Chicago Sun-Times

Morley Musick, freelance reporter in Chicago who has written for South Side Weekly, The Nation, and other publications


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