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Today about the continuing spread of coronavirus and its ripple effects in Chicago and Illinois.

After a string of national TV appearances in which Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker criticized President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic — and a couple of Twitter tirades — the White House on Monday has vowed to send Illinois 300 ventilators and 250,000 masks. Chicago News Updates According to the governor’s office, that assurance came from a White House aide on Monday afternoon after Pritzker and Trump spoke directly on the phone at about noon. It also came some 24 hours after Pritzker complained “the only way to get the president of the United States to pay attention is to go on national television and make noise about it.” Chicago news
Pritzker’s office said Illinois is expected to get 300 ventilators and 250,000 N95 masks.
For well over a week, the Democratic governor has been lobbying complaints at the president via Twitter and on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and CNN’s “Statement

Some food delivery apps seeing a ‘definite uptick’ due to coronavirus pandemic

Delivery-based apps and their drivers are finding new and inventive ways to get their food orders to their customers while keeping in mind the health and safety of all parties involved during the coronavirus pandemic.
Pizza Capri, with three area locations, is using plastic wrap to help ensure an added layer of safety on its products’ packaging. And last week, DoorDash distributed 1 million sets of hand sanitizer and gloves to its drivers and couriers, according to a company Chicago Political News
DoorDash, which has no delivery fees in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic to help support neighborhood restaurants has also implemented a “no-contact option” for customers to minimize contact between them and drivers. They are also charging zero commissions for 30 days to independent restaurants once they sign up for the service. Chicago Distribution Services

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