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Kendall and Kane Counties were listed among nine counties under a state issued disaster proclamation on Monday. 

Governor JB Pritzker said in a press conference that the proclamation is to expedite the use of state resources, personnel and equipment to help municipalities keep residents safe as violence and property damage is entering into suburban and other counties.  

As of Monday night, around 9:30 p.m. there were no confirmed reports of damage from riot, looting or violence in Kendall County communities. WSPY will bring you any confirmed reports made available. 

Several businesses in Oswego were seen boarding up on Monday afternoon and some stores in the village and in Yorkville, closed early. 

There were reports of large gatherings and protests in Aurora and Naperville on Monday night. As of 9:30 p.m., reports were mostly of peaceful gatherings, though curfews were in effect. 

In regard to the emergency declaration, which additionally included Champaign, Cook, DuPage, Macon, Madison, Sangamon and Will Counties, the Governor also activated an additional 250 members of the Illinois National Guard to support various jurisdictions throughout the state. 

That follows the Governor activating 375 Illinois National Guard soldiers for State Active Duty to fulfill a request for assistance from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. 

Governor Pritzker also said in a statement that he ordered Illinois State Police to provide an additional 300 troopers to support local municipalities through Tuesday.

Pritzker added in the statement that the State Emergency Operations Center is monitoring operations throughout the state and fulfilling requests from local governments. Personnel from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and various mutual aid networks are also actively working to assist.

Pritzker noted concerns over additional spread of COVID-19 amid the gatherings and said that all state personnel deployed for operations, as well as soldiers on Active Duty will be outfitted with personal protective equipment, such as face shields and masks. 

On Sunday, IEMA Director Alicia Tate-Nadeau ordered the closure of all Community Based COVID-19 Testing Sites in Illinois which officials said was, "in order to protect staff and those utilizing these services."

Officials said a reopen date will be announced as soon as determined.