Gov. JB Pritzker launched a new statewide effort April 2 called "All in Illinois" to reinforce the state's core message, backed by scientists and public health experts: Stay at home and stay safe.
All in Illinois is supported by a series of public service announcements featuring famous Illinois natives, including Jane Lynch, Chance the Rapper, Deon Cole, Jason Beghe, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, rapper/actor Common, comedian Brian Babylon, Chicago Cubs player Kyle Schwarber, former Chicago Bears players Charles Tillman and Israel Idonije, National Baseball Hall of Fame/Chicago White Sox baseball player Frank Thomas, ex-Chicago Bulls player Horace Grant and UFC mixed martial artist/retired pro wrestler CM Punk. The PSA videos reinforce the importance of staying at home during the COVID-19 crisis and encourages everyone to do their part to stop the spread of the virus.
A PSA video focuses on African American communities across Chicago and Illinois, as new data show that, in Chicago, Blacks made up 72 percent of deaths due to COVID-19, despite African Americans composing roughly 30 percent of the city's population. The new video features Chance, Tillman, Joyner-Kersee, Cole and Chicago artist Theaster Gates.
The PSA celebrity videos can be seen at Allin.Illinois.gov .
People can also show their solidarity by updating their Facebook profile photos with the All in Illinois frame image and share messages with friends and family on social media using the #AllinIllinois hashtag. Additionally, Illinois residents can show they're committed to being part of the solution by displaying All in Illinois signage in their yard or in their window.
All in Illinois signs are available to download at www.enjoyillinois.com/assets/Media-Files/AllInIllinois-Printable-Signs.pdf.