by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times

July 20, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker warned on Tuesday that stricter mitigations may be reinstated in areas experiencing an increase in COVID cases.  This coming after his announced re-election bid.

Pritzker urged anyone who has not been immunized to get vaccinated and stated that the state will continue to monitor COVID metrics such as positivity rate, case numbers, and hospitalizations.

Pritzker said. “The delta variant is challenging. Our next neighbor, Missouri, is the worst state in the country and that bleeds over into Illinois. It has in southern Illinois and Metro East you’ve seen an awful lot of people have gotten sick or gone to the hospital.”

Data shows that positivity rates and coronavirus-related hospitalizations are increasing in western and southern Illinois.

Frank Conklin, Illinois Political Columnist for The Chicago Times.  Views and comments expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the official position of The Chicago Times. 


  1. Bob Powell says:

    If a lockdown continues into the Fall of 2021, how would this affect travelers coming into Chicago via Amtrak? Would we be subject to it? I ask because Chicago is a connecting point for our trip to TX. If we are vaccinated does that make a difference?
    We have held off getting any of these Vaxx due to the side effects.


  2. Frank Hammond says:

    The Circus Elephant will shut the State down and then head for his estate in Florida


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