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Kimberly Adami-Hasegawa raises a spritzer a day while watching Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s press briefings. (Courtesy Kimberly Adami-Hasegawa)

Gov. J.B. Pritzker called out the hashtag himself during Thursday’s press briefing, saying the daily #SpritzersWithPritzker tweets bring smiles to his office and staff. Meet the Forest Park woman behind it.

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Leslie Pieroni, 51, was pronounced dead Thursday evening at St. Anthony’s Hospital. He had been hospitalized since April 3 after he tested positive for COVID-19.

Christina Caldwell, left, of Henry Ford Population Health helps unload supplies with Matt Thatcher, who donated them from the Detroit Golf Club, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo / Carlos Osorio)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed Wednesday that the federal cupboard is officially bare at least through this month after it was able to fulfill just a sliver of states’ requests.

Workers in protective body suits walk past sinks for hand washing at the “Corabastos,” one of Latin America’s largest food distribution centers, as they work to disinfect it to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, April 10, 2020. (AP Photo / Fernando Vergara)

The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus hit 100,000 as Christians around the globe marked a Good Friday unlike any other and some countries tiptoed toward reopening segments of their battered economies.

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Apple and Google launched a major joint effort to leverage smartphone technology to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

New statewide totals: 17,887 cases, 596 deaths

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces the first novel coronavirus death in Illinois on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Black residents in Illinois are five times more likely to die of COVID-19 than their white counterparts, according to state officials, who continue to see a “huge disparity” in the number of both COVID-19 cases and deaths based on race.

An overcrowded hospital in Brooklyn deals with COVID-19 cases. (WTTW News via CNN)

While the COVID-19 death toll is nearing 600 in Illinois, officials are hopeful that the state is starting to flatten the curve, but leaders are urging residents to celebrate the Easter holiday from home.