Multiple reports say Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to issue a statewide shelter-in-place order at a scheduled 3 p.m. news conference today with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
The Chicago Tribune says the order is expected to go into effect Saturday.
The Sun-Times says the governor is acting only after weeks of pleading with residents to stay home.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a similar order this morning.