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Illinois records first infant death as COVID-19 cases continue to rise Illinois records first infant death as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Illinois records first infant death as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Saturday it has confirmed 13 new deaths from the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, including an infant in Cook County who had tested positive.

State, national unemployment spikes amid COVID-19 outbreak State, national unemployment spikes amid COVID-19 outbreak

State, national unemployment spikes amid COVID-19 outbreak

More than 114,000 Illinoisans filed first-time unemployment claims last week. Nationally, more than 3 million people reported losing their jobs, the biggest one-week surge on record.

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Listen to the latest Capitol News Illinois podcast. University of Chicago economics professor Dan Black talks about the economic impact that the COVID-19 pandemic could have after more than 114,000 Illinoisans filed first-time unemployment claims.


 

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