The Chicago Department of Public Health announced Tuesday that it was removing the following 12 states from its weekly COVID-19 Travel Advisory, as their average new caseloads have been below 15 per 100,000 residents for more than a week: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, leaving 34 states and one territory in the travel advisory. But another 18 states have fallen below the threshold since last week and are due to come off the list next week: Oklahoma, Virginia, Washington, Minnesota, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Wyoming, Texas, Tennessee, Michigan, North Dakota, Missouri, Mississippi, Utah, Iowa, Kansas, Arizona and Louisiana. As of Tuesday, Illinois’ average daily new case rate was 11.8 per 100,000 residents, and Chicago’s rate was 7.1 per 100,000.
Crain’s will host its Real Estate Forum at the downtown Blackstone Hotel at 7:45 a.m. on April 5, when reporter Alby Gallun will interview Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi. Tickets for the event can be purchased online.
The group Business and Professional People for the Public Interest will host a virtual panel discussion at 12 p.m. on March 18 to discuss higher education programs in Illinois prisons. The panel will include BPI senior staff counsel Shareese Pryor, DePaul University political science professor Christina Rivers, Illinois Coalition for Higher Education in Prison project coordinator Angel Pantoja and Rep. Carol Ammons (D-Urbana).
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