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Gov. Pritzker asks retired doctors, nurses to come back to work amid COVID-19 outbreak

CHICAGO (WREX) — Illinois Governor JB Pritzker is asking retired doctors and nurses to come back to work to help with the outbreak of COVID-19.

Gov. Pritzker made the announcement on Saturday in Chicago.

"We're in the middle of a battle and we need assistance," Pritzker said.

Pritzker says applications will be processed on an expedited process.

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