President Trump spoke about the effort during a briefing at the White House.
State officials announced 128 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, and cautioned the numbers will only continue to rise.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the move to waive late penalties on city debts was aimed at helping low-income residents.
The Defense Department said it would contribute to the coronavirus pandemic response with hospital ships, field treatment centers and medical supplies. Congress also ramped up its response, with the Senate expected to pass a stimulus package Wednesday afternoon. This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and White House correspondent Tamara Keith.
The Senate approved a new package providing paid sick leave and boosting testing for the coronavirus.
Reset takes a look at results from Illinois’ primary election, and what they mean for the state and the country.
The president said the border would close by “mutual consent,” the latest development in the coronavirus pandemic.
Joe Biden now has secured more than half of delegates in the Democratic primary contest, making a Bernie Sanders comeback increasingly unlikely. Biden won primaries in Florida, Illinois, and Arizona on Tuesday night. Sanders gave a speech before voting had ended without mentioning the election at all. Instead, he used the address to debut his proposal to combat the economic impact of the coronavirus. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, campaign correspondents Asma Khalid and Scott Detrow, and voting reporter Miles Parks.
Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, Illinois voters cast ballots. Find the results for all contested Illinois races here.
The coronavirus outbreak forced campaigns to cancel rallies in the battleground state.