It another big virus number day from the state. The Department of Health reports 14,612 new covid 19 cases and 168 deaths. At his daily covid 19 press conference, Governor JB Pritzker went off subject to called for Illinois house speaker Mike Madigan to stand before the press to answer questions about his part, if any, in a pay to play scheme involving a longtime Madigan confidant and three others who were indicted Thursday on bribery charges or resign the speaker’s chair.
Back on the covid front, the Kankakee Department of Public Health reports 3 more deaths today bringing the total number of dead in the county from the virus to 94 since March. There were also 225 cases reported today in Kankakee County.
Iroquois County reported 56 cases Wednesday with no new deaths. In northwest, Indiana Benton County leads the way today with 30 new cases. Newton County reports 26, White County reports 25 and Jasper County has 21 new cases of the virus.