Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI) Members


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


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - Free Cloth Face Masks Available; Pritzker Cancels Illinois & DuQuoin State Fairs; Reminder - Virtual CICI Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Committee Meeting Next Thursday, June 18; Update on COVID-19 Cases 

Free Cloth Face Masks Available:  The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association has partnered with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide free cloth masks.

To receive these free masks, please click on this survey and complete it by Friday, June 19.  IEMA will identify needs and then ship the masks directly to your company. Please use Illinois Manufacturers’ Association as the name of the association when prompted in the survey.

Pritzker Cancels Illinois & DuQuoin State FairsAs expected, Governor Pritzker announced today that both the Illinois State Fair and the DuQuoin State Fair in Southern Illinois have been canceled due to the risks still surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.

Reminder - Virtual CICI Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Committee Meeting Next Thursday, June 18There will be a virtual Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Committee meeting on Thursday, June 18 from 9:00-10:00 am.  The meeting could run longer depending on questions and discussion. Notices are being sent out and attached to this Update is the agenda.  To attend this virtual meeting, RSVP to Lisa Frede at [email protected] to receive your Zoom meeting credentials.

Update on COVID-19 Cases: There are currently 131,198 positive cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, an average increase of 662 new cases per day since last reported here Tuesday. In total, 1,147,101 people have now been tested in Illinois for the virus, an average increase of 22,639 tests per day since Tuesday.

Unfortunately, since Tuesday,IDPH is reporting a total of 6,260 deaths, an average increase of 80 per day since Tuesday.

Since Tuesday, the average statewide positivity rate is at 2.9%.  All four regions of the state of Illinois’ plan for re-opening appear to be on track for starting Phase 4 on June 26, barring any significant surge in COVID-19 cases.  Again, IDPH’s webpage tracks positivity and hospitalization rates for the state’s four regions.

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. 


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