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Pritzker issues disaster declaration to fight COVID-19


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Monday four new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, bringing the total to 11, and he issued a disaster proclamation giving the state access to state money and possibly federal reimbursement for the costs of fighting the potentially deadly illness.

The new cases of COVID-19, which is caused by the novel coronavirus, include two women, one in her 50s and one in her 70s, who are related to a Chicago high school employee who was announced last week as the state's sixth case, Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department, said at a...

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