Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty this evening declared a state of emergency in the city in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis and announced that two Evanston residents have been confirmed to have the infection.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker today ordered all Illinois bars and restaurants to close for in-person dining starting Monday as the number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the state rose to 93 -- up by 29 in the past 24 hours.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced this afternoon that the number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Illinois has now risen to 64, up by 18 cases from Friday and that for the first time cases have been identified in central and southern Illinois.
Northwestern University early this evening announced that an employee in the Kellog School of Management's Global Hub building in Evanston has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus -- the first confirmed case of the disease at Northwestern.
Evanston city officials late this afternoon urged residents to complete their city business online, whenever possible, and announced that non-essential city meetings are being postponed until further notice.