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In less than a week, wearing a mask or face covering will be mandatory in Illinois. But not everyone has a mask, nor does everyone have resources to get one.

This undated photo provided by Michael Thomas in April 2020 shows a clouded sulphur butterfly in Cromwell, Conn. (Mike Thomas via AP)

The world has lost more than one quarter of its land-dwelling insects in the past 30 years, according to researchers whose big picture study of global bug decline paints a disturbing but more nuanced problem than earlier research.

This April 5, 2020, photo shows a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. (AP Photo / Paul Sancya)

The U.S. Census Bureau needs more time to wrap up the once-a-decade count because of the coronavirus, opening the possibility of delays in drawing new legislative districts that could help determine what political party is in power.

In this April 22, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon, File)

Days after he publicly mused that scientists should explore the injection of toxic disinfectants as a potential virus cure, President Donald Trump has now rejected the utility of his daily task force briefings.

New statewide totals: 43,903 cases, 1,933 deaths

Inside the McCormick Place alternate care facility for COVID-19 patients on April 17, 2020. (WTTW News)

The state reported another 2,126 COVID-19 cases and 59 fatalities Sunday. Despite those rising numbers, Illinois is not seeing so many severe cases that the medical system is overwhelmed.

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As parents and students know, schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year. Gov. J.B. Pritzker says educators should be prepared to stay the course in case their doors have to remain closed this fall.

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What to do with groceries has been the source of much debate. But the amount of the virus that survives on surfaces is a tiny fraction of the original material, experts say. 

A screenshot taken from a Facebook Live video shows a crowded house party that appears to have been held in Chicago on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

Dozens of young adults flouted social distancing guidelines Saturday night at a house party that appears to have been held in Chicago. Mayor Lori Lightfoot called it “reckless and utterly unacceptable.”