Governor JB Pritzker ended a run of 63 consecutive press conferences on Friday. All but a few of those events have taken place in Chicago. Critics of the Governor continue to assert that he needs to get out of Chicago and travel around the state to see what the stay at home order looks like elsewhere and see for himself what the economic toll is like.
Elected officials held a press conference in Quincy to encourage the Governor to come to the border community to see how businesses there are impacted. He says he’s on the phone every day to people all over the state and thinks the situation can be understood no matter where you might be.
Illinois reported 1,656 new COIVD-19 cases on Sunday. The death toll was under 100 for the first time in five days.