Today’s update includes Governor Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lightfoot’s discussion on an expected upcoming peak in COVID-19 cases in the state. Additionally, this update discusses the rise in COVID-19 related cases and deaths statewide.


  • Governor Pritzker’s stay-at-home order is currently in effect until the end of April. However, the mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, expressed on Tuesday that the virus is a long way from leaving the city of Chicago. Both Pritzker and Lightfoot have said that they are expecting a peak in the number of cases in Illinois still to come. Mayor Lightfoot encourages residents to continue social distancing, as that is the only way the state is going to continue to see progress. While both Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot would like to be optimistic, they both make it clear that it is far too early to be discussing a statewide stand-down of the stay-at-home orders. For more information, visit


HeplerBroom attorney Emilee M. Bramstedt contributed to this blog post.