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New statewide COVID-19 totals: 149,432 cases, 7,099 deaths

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A dozen new mobile testing teams will offer drive-thru and walk-up services across the state, free of charge.

New statewide COVID-19 totals: 147,865 cases, 7,026 deaths

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This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

As the number of deaths linked to COVID-19 surpasses 130,000 across the U.S., Illinois officials on Monday reported fewer than 10 deaths for the second consecutive day.

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New statewide COVID-19 totals: 145,750 cases, 7,005 deaths

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State health officials are urging businesses and residents to comply with public health measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, which has now been detected in all of Illinois’ 102 counties.

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Packaged garden salads from various grocery stores, including Hy-Vee, have been linked with an outbreak of an intestinal illness. (Courtesy FDA.gov)

Health officials say a Cook County production facility is the “likely cause” of an outbreak of an intestinal illness linked to packaged salads that has sickened more than 200 people across the country.

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New statewide totals: 139,434 cases, 6,810 deaths

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A cyclist enters the 606 trail in Chicago on its reopening date Monday, June 22, 2020. On Friday, the city and state will move into phase four of reopening plans. (WTTW News)

It’s official: Illinois will move into the next phase of its reopening plan Friday. “Illinois is being touted across the country for getting it right,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.

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New statewide totals: 137,825 cases, 6,707 deaths

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(WTTW News)

Teachers, parents and students across Illinois finally have an answer to the question of whether or not classrooms will reopen in the fall — and the answer is yes. But it’s not going to be business as usual.

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Packaged garden salads from various grocery stores, including Hy-Vee, have been linked with an outbreak of an intestinal illness. (Courtesy FDA.gov)

An outbreak of an intestinal illness linked to packaged salads has sickened more than 20 people across the state, according to health officials.

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New statewide totals: 132,543 cases, 6,308 deaths

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Visitors to Navy Pier take advantage of blue skies Friday, June 12, 2020. The popular tourist attraction reopened, with restrictions, on Wednesday, June 10. (WTTW News)

Illinois’ statewide positivity rate for the coronavirus fell to 3% this weekend – down from last Saturday’s rate of 5.5%.

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The Cook County Department of Public Health will scale up its COVID-19 contact tracing program within the next six months, thanks to a $41 million grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health. 

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New statewide totals: 129,837 cases, 6,095 deaths

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces a shelter-in-place rule to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus, during a news conference Friday, March 20, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Charles Rex Arbogast)

A group of Republican lawmakers are calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to lift additional restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus by Friday — weeks ahead of the timeline outlined in the governor’s reopening plan for Illinois.

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New statewide totals: 128,415 cases, 5,924 deaths

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Illinois officials are dipping their toes into the idea of allowing swimming as the state begins its second week in phase three of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s reopening plan.

New statewide totals: 127,757 cases, 5,904 deaths

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Protesters and police officers wearing riot gear have a standoff near Daley Plaza on Saturday, May 30, 2020. (Evan Garcia / WTTW News)

Illinois’ total number of coronavirus cases reached 127,757 on Sunday as the state again reported fewer than 1,000 new cases over the past 24 hours. But doctors and officials fear that number could spike in the near future.

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New statewide totals: 125,915 cases, 5,795 deaths

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the milestone was the result of the “incredible work of so many people behind the scenes.”

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New statewide totals: 120,260 cases, 5,390 deaths

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Pedestrians wear masks as they walk along the sidewalk in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on Thursday, May 7, 2020. (WTTW News)

Just days after the state began slowly reopening, public health officials said 120,260 people have so far tested positive for the virus in Illinois, including an additional 1,343 between Saturday and Sunday.

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New statewide totals: 118,917 cases, 5,330 deaths

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Suburban shoppers take advantage of reopening businesses on Friday, May 29, 2020. (WTTW News)

Another 1,462 Illinoisans tested positive for the coronavirus, health officials reported Saturday, as many communities across the state begin to emerge from the governor’s stay-at-home order.

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New statewide totals: 117,455 cases, 5,270 deaths

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Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, a cashier and customer are separated by plexiglass at the city owned waterpark in Grand Prairie, Texas, Friday, May 29, 2020. Water parks in Texas were allowed to reopen today. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the time for his stay-at-home order has come to an end as several businesses across Illinois began to reopen Friday – the first day under phase three the governor's Restore Illinois plan.