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Rep Darren Bailey
Rep. Darren Bailey meets with fellow House members Wednesday in Springfield. (Ted Schurter/Springfield Journal-Register)
Dave Dahl
May 20, 2020 - 8:27 pm
Rep. Darren Bailey, a downstate Republican, has been a vocal critic of Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, which was issued to help bend the curve of new coronavirus infections.
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event on the food supply chain amid the coronavirus pandemic, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
May 19, 2020 - 6:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump emphatically defended himself Tuesday against criticism from medical experts that his announced use of a malaria drug against the coronavirus could spark wide misuse by Americans of the unproven treatment with potentially fatal side effects. Trump's...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event to sign a proclamation in honor of World Nurses Day, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
May 06, 2020 - 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed course on plans to wind down his COVID-19 task force, attempting to balance his enthusiasm for “reopening” the country with rising infection rates in parts of the nation. The indecision on the fate of the expert panel was emblematic of...
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