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Grayslake Central, Grayslake North high schools cancel in-person class Wednesday in anticipation of mask protests

Grayslake School District 127 has canceled in-person classes Wednesday at both its high schools after students had planned to walk out in protest of the district’s mask requirement. The district sent an email to parents on Tuesday saying that both Grayslake Central High School and Grayslake North High School would switch to eLearning for Wednesday. […]

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Gov. Pritzker expected to make mask mandate announcement on Wednesday

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is set to make an announcement Wednesday on the state’s mask mandate as hospitalizations and cases continue to decrease, according to a report. Pritzker appeared in Springfield on Tuesday and said that people wondering when the state’s mask mandate would end should “stay tuned,” the Chicago Tribune reported. Pritzker said, “We’re […]

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Vernon Hills High School students stage walkout as school district stands by decision to continue requiring masks

Students at Vernon Hills High School walked out Monday and Tuesday as the school stood by its decision to continue requiring masks following a recent court ruling. On Friday, Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Raylene Grischow “deemed null and void” the governor’s emergency rules through the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) concerning COVID-19 mitigations […]

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‘It cultivates chaos’: Gov. Pritzker slams judge’s ruling striking down Illinois’ school mask mandate

Gov. J.B. Pritzker slammed a downstate judge’s ruling that temporarily blocks his mask and COVID exclusion mandates in Illinois schools, saying that the judge had “poor legal reasoning.” “Judge Raylene Grischow’s ruling is out of step with the vast majority of legal analysis in Illinois and across the nation,” Pritzker said during an unrelated press […]

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Gov. Pritzker says his administration will immediately appeal judge’s ruling blocking masks, vaccines in Illinois schools

Gov. JB Pritzker said there would be “grave consequences” and that he would appeal after a judge issued an order blocking his mask and vaccine mandates in Illinois schools. Pritzker asked the Illinois Attorney General’s office for an immediate appeal of the court’s decision, which restrains the state from enforcing certain COVID-19 measures in schools. […]

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Judge blocks Illinois schools from enforcing Gov. Pritzker’s mask, vaccine mandates

(The Center Square) – A judge on Friday issued a temporary order blocking Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s mask and vaccine mandates in schools in Illinois and referred to his policies as a “type of evil.” In a 30-page ruling late Friday, Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Raylene Grischow “deemed null and void” the governor’s emergency rules […]

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Free COVID-19 rapid test kits now available for some residents in Lake County and other IL counties

Residents in 14 Illinois counties, including the Waukegan and North Chicago area, are eligible to order free COVID-19 test kits, state health officials said. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced on Friday that 225,000 free COVID-19 test kits are available to be ordered as part of Project Access Covid Tests (ACT). Project ACT […]

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New hospital admissions dropping quickly in Illinois following peak of COVID-19 surge

The number of people being admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 is dropping quickly in Illinois after cases peaked earlier this month, state data shows. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 4,824 people in hospital beds across the state on Wednesday. 864 of those are in intensive care unit beds and 485 are […]