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Pritzker to order schools to close from Tuesday until March 30

Pritzker cancels schools in Illinois in an effort to contain coronavirus
Gov. JB Pritzker today ordered that all public and private schools be canceled beginning Tuesday, March 17. The decision comes as Chicago Public Schools faced increasing pressure to close from some parents and the Chicago Teachers Union. 

Pritzker’s announcement also comes after the Archdiocese of Chicago said all Catholic schools in Cook and Lake counties will be canceled starting Monday. [WBEZ]

And here’s a look at what will be affected by Gov. JB Pritzker’s order to limit large gatherings in Illinois. [Chicago Tribune]

Keywords: Chicago Public Schools, education, Governor Pritzker, Lori Lightfoot

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