The Illinois Legislature canceled their scheduled session days next week because of concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak. Senate President Don Harmon said the cancellation of a visit to the capital by a state association of emergency doctors was a sign for him to cancel. House Speaker Michael Madigan’s spokesman said they’ll take it gradually on whether more days will be canceled. There will also be limits on large groups visiting the capitol in Springfield.
Meanwhile, Illinois is set to get $17.4 million from the federal government to help in the fight against COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the money is meant to ensure state and local health officials on the frontlines have the resources they need to contain and mitigate the spread of the virus.