Week in Illinois 04-09-21 |

IN THE NEWS

Sports betting

exceeds $ 2.46 billion

The Illinois sports betting market went live on March 9, 2020, and it wagered $ 2.46 billion in the first 10 months, according to government officials. Due to the pandemic, Governor JB Pritzker suspended the bettors’ obligation to personally register for accounts at betting establishments. That lockdown, which ended on Sunday, has boosted online sports betting in Illinois, according to analysts.

OUTBREAK: An otherwise unidentified Illinois rural bar featured in a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the site of 46 coronavirus outbreak event and school closure is located in Douglas County, confirmed the district health department.

UNEMPLOYED: The number of Illinois people who applied for unemployment fell 9% in the last week of March compared to the previous week, new state data shows. The 14,189 claims also correspond to a decrease of 92% compared to the previous year.

SHOOT: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday she ordered police to go to trial whoever gave Adam Toledo, 13, the gun he was carrying on March 29 when he was fatally killed by a police officer was shot.

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