Illinois Gov. Pritzker announces bars, restaurants will close to public by end of Mon.

Illinois Gov. Pritzker announces bars, restaurants will close to public by end of Mon.
(Source: KFVS)

CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pritzker announced during his press conference on Sunday that bars and restaurants will be closed to the public, beginning at the close of business Monday, March 16 through Monday, March 30.

The number of Illinois coronavirus cases has risen to 93 as residents with the illness emerged in central and southern regions of the state.

The director of the state health department says the number of Illinois cases should “increase dramatically” as results come in from private labs.

The new cases include people in Woodford, Cumberland, Sangamon and St. Clair counties.

Just a few days before the election, DuPage County relocated 17 polling places to the county fairgrounds in Wheaton in response to COVID-19.

The Illinois Tollway says drivers must pay electronically and stop using cash in order to protect themselves and workers at toll booths.

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