Late yesterday, a judge in downstate Illinois issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) blocking Governor Pritzker’s stay-at-home order from being enforced exclusively for one state lawmaker who filed the suit.
It is important to note that this TRO only applies to State Representative Darren Bailey and does not impact Illinois businesses or other residents.
Other individuals and businesses could file suit using this order as a precedent. The lawsuit challenged the Governor’s ability to extend an emergency order past the initial 30-day period allowed under the Emergency Management Act.
Daily COVID-19 Results
Governor JB Pritzker held his daily press conference and announced:
- There are 2,210 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois.
- There are a total of 2,125 deaths related to coronavirus in Illinois, including 144 additional deaths announced today.
- A total of 48,102 cases have been confirmed in at least 96 of the 102 counties.
- There have been 242,189 individuals tested for coronavirus in Illinois.
Press Conference Key Updates
- Addressing the circuit court ruling referenced above, the Governor reminded Illinois residents that the ruling only applies to one individual and that the stay-at-home order remains in place. The Governor also stated that the state has appealed the lower court’s ruling and a hearing is scheduled for May 4, 2020.
- Standing with the Illinois National Guard and the Polish Medical Delegation who is in Illinois to assist with COVID-19 operations, the Governor highlighted that 1,120 Illinois National Guardsmen are deployed throughout the state on COVID-19 related missions; including, helping run the state's five community based drive thru testing sites, working with IEMA and IDPH to conduct state warehouse operations and assisting with PPE shipments and deployment, to name a few.
Employer Resources & Programs
On Thursday, April 30, from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., the IMA will host a webinar on maximizing the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans funds. In this webinar we'll discuss how your PPP loan funds should be spent and how they should be tracked so your loan can become eligible for forgiveness, as well as a look at any new legislation. We'll also have a Q&A session at the end of our webinar. To register for the webinar,