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Pritzker makes it official: Illinois will fully reopen June 11 (free content)

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced on Friday, June 4, that the state will move into Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan, which removes business capacity limits that have been in place since March 2020.

Infection rates have decreased steadily after a surge in mid-April. The test positivity rate was 4.1% on April 17 and had fallen to 1.3% on Friday, the lowest the number has been since the pandemic began. 

Although vaccination rates have declined since peaking on April 13, 67% of residents 18 and older have received at least . . .

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Fall events

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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