Gov. Pritzker: “Miracles can happen in a day and a half in Springfield”

Gov. JB Pritzker at the coronavirus press briefing. (WJBC file photo)
By Dave Dahl
SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers are in Springfield to deal with the budget – and it was a topic at the Gov. JB Pritzker’s daily news conference Thursday.
“If all we did was restore the state to where it had would have been (before the coronavirus pandemic), we would still have challenges, no doubt about it. And that’s not something that started this year, right? That’s something that existed for years.”

And Pritzker was asked, with coronavirus so widespread, how good can contact tracing be?
“We do have contact tracing,” he answered. “It was always here; HIV-focused or even flu-focused, but contact tracing was not big enough to handle a pandemic. There’s no doubt about that, and i would say in no state was that the case.”
So, with little to show for the first day and a half of the special session, what can happen in the remaining day and a half?
“Miracles can happen in a day and a half in Springfield,” said the governor.
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