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CAPITOL RECAP: State, national unemployment spikes amid COVID-19 outbreak CAPITOL RECAP: State, national unemployment spikes amid COVID-19 outbreak

CAPITOL RECAP: State, national unemployment spikes amid COVID-19 outbreak

UPDATED 3/31: Capitol Recap is a weekly roundup of Capitol News Illinois’ coverage of state government. This feature can be used as a once-a-week briefs package by weekly newspapers or dailies. It will remain on this site and be updated regularly. Meaning, you’ll be able to grab the most recent version of the weekly update at any time of any day.

UPDATED: Pritzker says feds sent wrong health equipment in latest PPE order UPDATED: Pritzker says feds sent wrong health equipment in latest PPE order

UPDATED: Pritzker says feds sent wrong health equipment in latest PPE order

As state leaders try to gather as much personal protective equipment (PPE) as possible to distribute to health care workers treating COVID-19 patients, Gov. JB Pritzker says the federal government sent Illinois 300,000 of the wrong type of mask.

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Listen to the latest Capitol News Illinois podcast. University of Chicago economics professor Dan Black talks about the economic impact that the COVID-19 pandemic could have after more than 114,000 Illinoisans filed first-time unemployment claims.


 

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