As expected, the Metro East will be placed back under more restrictive COVID-19 safety measures. The Metro East is part of Region Four, which joins suburban Cook County in the increased mitigations.  Six out of the state's eleven designated regions now have additional restrictions because of rising case numbers and hospitalizations.

Governor JB Pritzker says more regions may soon follow.

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The governor says the City of Chicago and Central Illinois are also seeing rising positivity rates.

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