Full State Reopening Coming, Covid Hospitalizations Hit Record Low

Illinois Full Opening Planned for June 11th
Vander Tuuk 6-4-12

(Chicago, IL) Illinois Governor JB Pritzker says Illinois is still on track to fully re-open on June 11th. That news comes despite Illinois Health officials predicting a saturation point with vaccines, as demand continues to wane. Even with incentives such as free drinks, tickets to Six Flags Great America and more, only 41.7% of the state population is considered fully vaccinated. Health officials say when you take just those that are eligible for vaccinations into consideration, that number jumps to nearly 49%.

Illinois Covid-Related Hospitalizations Hit New Low
Vander Tuuk 6-4-21

(Chicago, IL) Illinois Health officials say Covid-related hospital admissions have dropped below 1-thousand for the first time since records started being kept. The Illinois Department of Public Health said Thursday that the state had just 997 hospital beds taken up by Coronavirus patients. While Lake County stats lag a bit behind, Region 9, which includes both Lake and McHenry County is currently hovering just 3 beds above the record low, and admissions have fallen 7 out of the last 8 days.

House Fire Quickly Contained in Round Lake Beach
Vander Tuuk 6-4-21

(Round Lake Beach, IL) A house fire in Round Lake Beach was quickly contained. The blaze broke out in a clothes dryer on Thursday night just before 8 o’clock along Round Lake Drive. Everyone inside the home was able to escape without injury and no fire personnel were hurt. The flames were under control in under 10 minutes. No damage estimate was released.