Illinois Governor Issues Another Covid Emergency Declaration

(Springfield, IL)  Despite insistence that the Covid emergencies will end, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has made yet another disaster declaration. This is the 40th emergency order since the first was declared in March of 2020, as the Coronavirus began its spread across the globe. The Governor said in January that he will stop making the declarations in early May, which coincides with President Joe Biden’s current goal date for ending the national health emergencies. Illinois is the only state in the immediate area that still operates under emergency orders…the last border state to end those powers was Kentucky, which did so 11 months ago in March of 2022.  (Wisconsin’s emergency declarations ended in March of 2021)

Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (2-7-23)