Illinois expected to move into next phase on schedule

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEHT) – The state of Illinois announced Thursday there are 2,268 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 102,686 confirmed cases in the state.

Additionally there are 87 new deaths for a total of 4,607 fatalities in Illinois. Illinois also reported the highest 24-hour period of testing thus far.

Governor Pritzker also announced the state has received an additional $1 million dollars to provide additional services for domestic violence victims. Also, yesterday over $6 million went out to Illinois non-profit organizations.

Pritzker also discussed voting by mail in the state. While the general assembly is working to get ballot applications sent to all people in the state, the governor said he supports everyone getting an actual ballot in the mail instead.

Governor Pritzker says all four regions of the state are going to be able to move into the next phase on schedule.

Pritzker also discussed childcare and said the state is working on allowing safe ways for more children to be able to return to childcare facilities.

The state says they have not yet made a decision about the Illinois State Fair and whether or not it is possible.

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(This story was originally published on May 21, 2020)

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