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Libertyville-Vernon Hills District 128 faces contempt motion over claim they are violating mask restraining order

(The Center Square) – An attorney has filed a request to hold Libertyville-Vernon Hills School District 128 in contempt of court for allegedly violating a judge’s ruling that blocked the enforcement of masks. Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Raylene Grischow issued a temporary restraining order on February 4 against school masking and COVID exclusion policies. […]

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Grayslake Central, Grayslake North high schools switch to mask-optional following planned walkout

Grayslake School District 127 is now mask-optional after in-person classes at Grayslake North and Grayslake Central high schools were canceled Wednesday due to planned protests of the district’s mask mandate. The district on Tuesday sent an email to parents saying that both Grayslake Central High School and Grayslake North High School would switch to eLearning […]

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Students at Warren Township and Mundelein high schools stage walkouts and rally against mask requirements

Students at Warren Township and Mundelein high schools protested mask requirements today following a recent court ruling by a downstate judge. 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 for schools. Schools impacted by litigation […]

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Gov. Pritzker says he will lift Illinois’ indoor mask mandate on February 28

Gov. JB Pritzker announced Wednesday that he will lift Illinois’ indoor mask mandate on February 28, citing rapidly declining COVID-19 hospitalizations. Pritzker held a press conference Wednesday morning in Champaign to discuss an increase in MAP grants in the state’s 2023 budget. Following a Tuesday report that Pritzker was going to lift the state’s mask […]

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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 […]