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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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Algonquin-based School District 300 cancels class for all 31 of its schools following court ruling on masks

Classes were canceled Monday for schools in Algonquin-based School District 300 “to ensure a safe learning environment” following a court ruling against Illinois’ school mask and exclusion guidelines. District 300, which serves over 23,000 students and is the sixth-largest district in Illinois, initially said on Sunday that masks would continue to be required in their […]

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Multiple school districts in McHenry County say they will be mask-optional following court ruling

Multiple schools districts in McHenry County announced Sunday that they will not require students or staff to wear masks following the recent court ruling by an Illinois judge. “Effective immediately, face masks will be strongly recommended but not required at school and at all school-related events for staff and students, as well as visitors and […]

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Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest elementary schools say they will be mask-optional following court ruling

Lake Forest High School and Lake Forest elementary schools say they will comply with a recent court ruling and will not require masks or exclude students from school who are COVID close contacts. In a 30-page ruling late Friday, Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Raylene Grischow deemed the governor’s emergency rules through the Illinois Department […]

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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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Illinois attorney general says Centers for Testing Control to be shut down for ‘foreseeable future’

The Illinois attorney general announced the Center for COVID Control, which operated testing sites in Lake and McHenry counties, will remain closed as an investigation is underway into the company. On Wednesday, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced he had filed a lawsuit against Illinois-based Center for COVID Control and their associated lab, Doctors Clinical […]