Gov. Pritzker to extend Illinois stay-at-home order through April 30

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker delivers his first budget address on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 to a joint session of the Illinois House and Senate at the Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)

CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker Tuesday said he will extend the state’s stay-at-home order through April 30.

The governor made the announcement during his daily COVID-19 news conference, saying he would sign an executive order Wednesday. The order will include closure of Illinois schools through the end of April.

“We need to maintain our course and keep working to flatten the curve,” Pritzker said.

The state’s coronavirus cases rose by nearly 1,000 Tuesday, with 26 additional deaths reported.

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