Popular Chicago attractions like Navy Pier and the Magnificent Mile shopping strip on Michigan Avenue are quiet due to closures prompted by the coronavirus. (March 25)
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So you’re an essential worker. That means you can go to work while the rest of Illinois abides by a mandate to stay home in hopes of minimizing the spread of the coronavirus.
A commission that advises the General Assembly on revenue and economic issues is warning that a slowdown of business activity caused by the COVID-19 outbreak is likely to bring about a recession that could cause a 20 percent drop in state revenues, spread out over a number of fiscal years.