The head of the Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau thinks Madison County and the rest of Region 4 of the state’s COVID mitigation map will soon have Tier 3 mitigations lifted. He points to anecdotal evidence of business owners putting out the “help wanted” call, and seeing neighboring counties getting the thumbs-up from the state.

Bureau President and CEO Cory Jobe tells The Big Z he’s feeling optimistic.

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A full move into Phase Five means widespread distribution of a vaccine or a readily available treatment for COVID-19.  Governor JB Pritzker has said that won’t happen anytime soon.



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