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            Washington

            The latest information on Illinois’ congressional delegation and how Washington politicians will affect your life, including insightful analysis from Sun-Times White House bureau chief Lynn Sweet.

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            Lawmakers: Coronavirus guidelines aren’t being translated into Spanish, other languages

            "Failing to immediately provide guidance in Spanish and other languages will jeopardize the health, safety, and economic stability of millions across this country上海11选5走势图," members of Congress tell the White House.

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            Democrats renew vote-by-mail push as virus upends elections

            Nancy Pelosi’s proposals, which are still evolving, drew immediate condemnation from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, echoing President Donald Trump’s opposition to federal attempts to prod states to relax their voting rules.

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            No halt to culture wars during coronavirus outbreak

            The virus outbreak has put much of American life on hold, but the nation’s culture wars seem immune from the pandemic.

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            Nearly one in 10 U.S. workers has lost their jobs in past 3 weeks: unemployment report

            The latest report from the Labor Department shows an equally widening impact of coronavirus-related layoffs in Illinois.

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            Obama to jump off sidelines for Biden with Sanders quitting presidential bid

            Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders had several conversations in recent weeks, a source told the Chicago Sun-Times.

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            UN health agency on defensive after Trump slams it on virus

            "We’re now still in an acute phase of the pandemic. This is not the time to cut back on funding," Dr. Hans Kluge told reporters, but ignored a question about whether European nations could help mop up any funding gaps.

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            Melania Trump thanks medical workers in video

            "It is because of you that the people of America are receiving the care and treatment they need," the first lady says in the video, which was recorded as she stood outside on a White House balcony.

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            Trump removes watchdog tapped for $2T virus rescue oversight

            Glenn Fine, the acting Defense Department inspector general and a veteran watchdog, had been selected by peers last month for the position. Now it’s unclear who will oversee the rescue law.

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            Stephanie Grisham out as White House press secretary

            Grisham will become first lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff.

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            Wisconsin’s on-again, off-again primary back on

            In a brief 4-2 ruling, the court undid an emergency order that Gov. Evers issued that would have closed the polls. Their decision came in response to a lawsuit filed by Republican lawmakers.

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            D.C. passes 1,000 cases of coronavirus

            Mayor Muriel Bowser has issued a stay-上海11选5走势图 order for Washington’s approximately 700,000 residents.

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            Trump sees limits of presidency in avoiding blame for virus

            Grim realities are testing Trump’s leadership and political survival skills unlike any challenge he has faced in office, including the special counsel investigation and the impeachment probe that imperiled his presidency.

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            Pentagon: Active duty infections topped 1,000

            There are a total of 1,132 confirmed cases as of Monday morning. The total was 978 on Friday.

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            Some states receive masks with dry rot, broken ventilators

            Nearly 6,000 masks sent to Alabama had dry rot and a 2010 expiration date. More than 150 ventilators sent to Los Angeles were broken. Masks in Oregon had faulty elastic straps that could snap, exposing workers to the disease.

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            Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint

            Atkinson was the first to inform Congress about an anonymous whistleblower complaint last year that described Trump’s pressure on Ukraine to investigate Democrat Joe Biden and his son.

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            Dick Durbin ‘99.9%’ sure grandchild had COVID-19, calls McConnell’s Trump defense ‘pathetic’

            Durbin said Mitch McConnell’s assertion that Donald Trump could not focus on the impending coronavirus pandemic because of his Senate impeachment trial is "pathetic."

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            Trump recommends — but won’t wear — face masks in public

            The administration’s new guidance could test the market’s ability to accommodate a surge in demand.

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            When to expect your $1,200 stimulus check

            The first payments are tentatively set to go out the week of April 13.

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            Federal stimulus bill sending $70 million in grants to Chicago for COVID-19 relief programs

            Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., said grants are for health services, education programs, crime prevention and public safety and services to the 上海11选5走势图less and seniors.

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            Democrats delay nominating convention amid virus concerns

            The Democratic National Committee is delaying its presidential nominating convention until the week of Aug. 17 after prospective nominee Joe Biden said he didn’t think it would be possible to hold a normal convention in mid-July because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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            US asks for release of those jailed for religion

            The U.S. special envoy for religious freedom Sam Brownback said Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic had made the situation more urgent, particularly in authoritarian countries known for repression of religious minorities.

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            Joe Biden predicts Democratic convention delay until August

            In an interview earlier this week with MSNBC, Joe Biden said it’s "hard to envision" a normal convention on that schedule.

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            Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states

            Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Wednesday the nation’s federalist system leaves much of the authority on how to properly respond to catastrophes to individual state governors and local officials.

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            States largely have authority over when to shut down, reopen

            The Constitution largely gives states the authority to regulate their own affairs.

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            Less than half back Trump’s pandemic response

            The coming weeks will likely shape how Americans view the wisdom of giving him a second term in the November election, where he is likely to face off against former Vice President Joe Biden.

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            Despite grim projections, Trump resists national quarantine

            The White House’s best-case projection assumes statewide stay-at-上海11选5走势图 orders, according to a senior administration official familiar with Trump’s thinking and speaking on condition of anonymity.

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            Trump says ‘life and death’ at stake in following guidelines

            "We really believe we can do a lot better than that," said Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force. That would require all Americans to take seriously their role in preventing the spread of disease, she said.

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            Durbin: Pritzker aiming to organize an airlift of COVID-19 supplies from China上海11选5走势图 to Illinois

            The governor also has found an Illinois company with supplies to sell - but was seeking a better price from another state, Durbin said.

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            White House looking into broader use of masks

            Dr. Anthony Fauci said the task force first wants to make sure that such a move wouldn’t take away from the supply of masks available to health care workers.

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            U.S. State Department official dies from virus

            Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn’t give details about the official who passed away or where the person contracted the disease

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            How dire projections, grim images dashed Trump’s Easter plan

            The projections were grim: Even if the U.S. were to continue to do what it was doing, keeping the economy closed and most Americans in their 上海11选5走势图s, the coronavirus could leave 100,000 to 200,000 people dead and millions infected.

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            Fed steps in once again to try to smooth out lending markets

            The Fed’s move Tuesday marks its latest aggressive effort to keep borrowing rates down and ensure that financial markets can still function in the face of the coronavirus outbreak.