Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI) Members


Mark Biel, Chief Executive Officer
[email protected] or 217/522-5805 


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – 17,887 Confirmed Cases, 596 Deaths; Comments from Governor Pritzker’s Press Briefing; Decontamination & Disinfection Services; and CICI Associate Member Services

The Illinois Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) is now reporting a total of 596 deaths, an increase of 68 deaths since yesterday. There are currently 17,887 positive cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, an increase of 1,465 new cases. In total, 87,527 people have now been tested in Illinois for the virus, an increase of 6,671 from yesterday. Of those people tested, 20.4% of the results are positive for COVID-19.

You can check where these cases are occurring at the State of Illinois COVID-19 website which also contains more information on this outbreak. Also, IDPH has a case breakdown of the number of positive cases in Chicago and each county relative to the number of fatalities.  The IDPH website also now includes a breakdown of the cases under each zip code in the state. In addition, Western Illinois University has an put together this Map of COVID-19 Cases in Illinois & Surrounding States which gives you picture of where COVID-19 cases are occurring in relation to areas surrounding Illinois.  

Worldometer also has a site with pertinent statistics on a state by state breakdown and comparison.  Also, the City of Chicago has a good categorization of the cases within the city.

Comments from Governor Pritzker’s Press Briefing: Governor Pritzker answered some questions from reporters at today’s press briefing and made some comments which we’ve shared here:

  • Stay at Home with your immediate household during this holiday period. In spite of recommendations made by Vice President Mike Pence that you should limit your church services and holiday gatherings to 10 or fewer people, Governor Pritzker called for everyone to stay at home and only celebrate in person with those currently in your household. Pritzker also recommended video conferencing with other family members but not to participate in any unnecessary travel and gatherings.
  • Summer gatherings. Governor Pritzker also responded to a few questions about when or if the Stay at Home order may get extended.  He commented that the number of people receiving tests would have to dramatically increase, and the curve of positive tests would have to flatten, before the Stay at Home order could expire. He also added that the threat of a relapse of the virus could occur at a later time, perhaps the Fall.  As such, Pritzker discouraged plans for large summer gatherings over the summer even if the Stay at Home order expires.  

Decontamination & Disinfection Services: If you need to decontaminate and disinfect a site with regards to COVID-19, here is a list of the following CICI members offering such services:

ERC Midwest:

Heritage Environmental Services: and Heritage Business Services

SET Environmental:

Roux Associates: Roux Decontamination, Roux Loss Claims

GZA Environmental - Deep Cleaning & Disinfection Services

Ramboll -

If any other CICI Affiliate member has similar services which they want mentioned in this update, please contact Brad Babcook, CICI’s Director of Legislative Affairs at [email protected]

CICI Associate Member Services: As you can imagine, the COVID-19 crisis can have numerous legal implications for businesses on everything from environmental regulations to employment & labor law to banking and finance.  

In response to this, the following CICI Associate Members have created first-rate Webpages providing relevant and important information for CICI members on the COVID-19 crisis. These are great resources that provide everything from informational updates to scheduled webinars.    

Jenner & Block

Conn Maciel Carey

Quarles & Brady

Greensfelder Hemker & Gale and Greensfelder Hemker & Gale

Ice Miller

Freeborn & Peters LLP

Thompson Coburn

Thompson Hine COVID-19 Task Force

Seyfarth Shaw



K & L Gates

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

1400 E. Touhy Ave, Suite 110
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Tel: (847) 544-5995
Fax: (847) 544-5999