By: Diane Benjamin
Skip the media hysteria and get Illinois information directly from the the Department of Public Health: https://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus
The page is updated daily, this is from yesterday. Note the death rate is less than 1%.
The site has an interactive map showing cases by County, most of Illinois has few or no cases. McLean County shows 6. Illinois didn’t do a targeted response
The McLean County Health Department also has stats, they show 7 cases, but the number of tests completed may not be correct – see note below:
Moody’s credit outlook:
Illinois has a weak financial position because Springfield refuses to fix the pension problem. Not targeting the outbreak made it worse.