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Illinois Achieves Full Statewide Eligibility for Vaccine

Residents aged 16 and older in all Illinois counties are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced recently. To date, 73% of Illinois seniors and 42% of Illinoisans 16 and over have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with one-quarter of the 16 and over population fully vaccinated.

“Weeks ago, we set our sights on April 12 as the date for every county receiving vaccine from the state to open to full eligibility, and I’m so proud that all 101 counties and Suburban Cook have met that timeline,” said Pritzker.

However, Pritzker reminded Illinoisans over the weekend that the pandemic isn’t over yet. On April 8, the state set a new one-day record for vaccinations but also recorded the highest number of new COVID cases since January, with 4,004 confirmed cases added to the total.


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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