Faced with widespread backlash, Trump said he was merely being sarcastic when he suggested injecting disinfectant products should be looked into as a method to treat coronavirus patients.
"Smithfield is taking this action out of an abundance of caution for its employees in St. Charles amid the COVID-19 pandemic," the company said in a statement to Newsweek.
The director of the state Department of Health said that Illinois is flattening the curve despite the new single-day high in confirmed cases.
Demonstrators gathered in California, Texas, Florida, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Washington, Tennessee and Illinois to protest the stay-at-home orders.
The attack took place at the Cook County Jail in Chicago when a guard delivering breakfast let a detainee out to get a glass of water.
The president's criticism of J.B. Pritzker came hours after the Illinois governor called the president out on CNN's 'State of the Union.'
"We shouldn't be giving people death sentences by carelessly exposing them to this incredibly dangerous illness," Sharlyn Grace said.
The Illinois RapidVent prototype is designed to plug into the oxygen source available in most hospital rooms or to a standard tank of oxygen and help COVID-19 patients with breathing issues.
J.B. Pritzker admonished those who chose to go out in groups when temperatures rose in Illinois.
"You wasted precious months when you could've taken action to protect Americans & Illinoisans," Pritzker said.
Three of the states that have locked down—California, New York and Illinois—have the fifth-largest, 12th-largest and 22nd-largest economies in the world.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the shelter in place order was the "only strategy available" to "mitigate the spread" of COVID-19 in Illinois.
Early Wednesday morning, a Sanders spokesman said they would "assess the campaign" after Biden swept the primary elections.
Tuesday's primaries in Florida, Arizona and Illinois had 441 delegates at stakes for Democratic presidential candidates.
Sanders dominated the early voting states, but he fell behind Biden after nearly all the other moderate candidates dropped out of the race before Super Tuesday.
Ohio will close down all restaurants and bars on Sunday, and Illinois will do the same starting Monday night.
The former vice president boasted his biggest lead over the senator in Florida, where 65 percent of likely primary voters backed him.
Donald Trump commuted former Democratic Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's sentence for trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat when he was elected president.
Chase Thompson, who has autism, was struck by a car in Deerfield, Illinois, shortly after he managed to get out of his family home.
The man donned a yellow surgical mask before spraying Lysol on produce, clothing, and health and beauty items, police said.
A total of five cases of the new coronavirus have been confirmed in the U.S. since the outbreak started in China in late 2019.
Police officers responded to reports of a hazard blocking a road in Wheaton, which turned out to be around 60 donuts.
The charity arm of the global sports brand is helping to build a new public athletic facility at the planned Obama Presidential Center in Chicago.
Doctors report higher incidents of cannabis-related problems, such as confusion, anxiety, paranoia and hallucinations.
Governor JB Pritzker has pardoned over 11,000 former drug offenders ahead of Illinois legalizing the drug in 2020.
Researchers with IBM Watson Health published a study in 2018 finding that, nationwide, patients pay on average $349 in out-of-pocket costs for diagnostic mammograms.
Though the item has long been historically linked with the president, a recent Illinois state study suggest it may never have belonged to Honest Abe.
The Illinois Republican Party said it's planning an awareness campaign aimed at derailing the 2020 candidacy of an anti-Semitic activist and Holocaust denier who managed to get back on the 3rd Congressional District ballot.
Officials in Illinois threw out the marijuana convictions of over 1,000 people Wednesday, a few weeks before a new law legalizing cannabis is set to take effect in the state.