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CAPITOL RECAP: Stay-at-home order, school closures through April; COVID-19 cases continue to surge CAPITOL RECAP: Stay-at-home order, school closures through April; COVID-19 cases continue to surge

CAPITOL RECAP: Stay-at-home order, school closures through April; COVID-19 cases continue to surge

UPDATED 4/2: Capitol Recap is a weekly roundup of Capitol News Illinois’ coverage of state government. This feature can be used as a once-a-week briefs package by weekly newspapers or dailies. It will remain on this site and be updated regularly. Meaning, you’ll be able to grab the most recent version of the weekly update at any time of any day.

Pritzker’s cable call for greater federal COVID-19 help sparks presidential Twitter spat Pritzker’s cable call for greater federal COVID-19 help sparks presidential Twitter spat

Pritzker’s cable call for greater federal COVID-19 help sparks presidential Twitter spat

Gov. JB Pritzker was critical of the federal government’s COVID-19 response in a cable news appearance Sunday, prompting an angry Twitter reply from President Donald Trump as the number of confirmed cases in Illinois surpassed 1,000 and known virus-related deaths grew to nine.

FROM BETTER GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION: Get ready, Illinois: Pritzker’s tax plan looks to become the biggest ballot measure in state history

The presidential election will be the marquee race on the ballot this November, but in Illinois the most expensive and noisy campaign likely will center on the battle to overhaul the state income...
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