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Lawsuit challenging Pritzker’s COVID-19 orders moves toward appellate court

(The Center Square) – A hearing Friday in a lawsuit state Rep. Darren Bailey filed to challenge Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s executive orders could lead to a full-blown appeal. Clay County Judge Michael McHaney sided with Bailey, R-Xenia, on two counts regarding the governor’s orders just before the Independence Day Holiday weekend. The judge ruled July […]

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Illinois’ sheriffs sue to force state to take inmates against Pritzker’s order

(The Center Square) – Illinois’ county jails have been filling up with hundreds of inmates since late March because of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s executive order halting transfers to state prisons, but now sheriffs hope a judge will force the state to accept them and make room in jails. The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association filed a lawsuit […]

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U.S. Justice Department steps into lawsuit against Pritzker’s stay-at-home order

The U.S. Justice Department has intervened and is supporting an Illinois state representative who filed a lawsuit against Gov. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order. The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a statement of interest in the lawsuit filed by Illinois state representative Darren Bailey challenging certain actions of Pritzker in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “However well-intentioned […]

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Lake County sheriff files lawsuit against health department for COVID-19 patient names

Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg has filed a lawsuit against the Lake County Health Department after health officials refused to release names and addresses of COVID-19 patients. The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday and a hearing has been scheduled for this Friday, records show. “We know the Lake County Health Department has been diligently working […]