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Court grants Gov. Pritzker’s request to move school mask mandate lawsuit to different county

The Illinois Supreme Court granted Gov. Pritzker’s request to move a massive class-action lawsuit over the state’s school mask mandate and other COVID rules to a different county. The case was filed by attorney Thomas DeVore on October 20 in Macoupin County against Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Illinois […]

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Illinois keeping mask mandate in place, top health official acknowledges ‘a lot’ of non-compliance

Illinois’ top health official acknowledged “a lot of unmasked indoor gatherings” are likely causing an increase in new COVID-19 cases, but said the state’s mask mandate will remain in place. Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike was interviewed by downstate news station WGEM last week about the increase in new COVID-19 cases […]

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker says mask mandate in Illinois will remain in place until hospitalizations drop

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said on Tuesday that he will be keeping Illinois’ mask mandate in place until there is a further decline in hospitalizations, which he says remain “flat.” Pritzker made the comments during a press conference at Mile Square Health Center in Chicago Tuesday morning. Pritzker appeared at the clinic to receive his COVID-19 […]

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Lawyers for Gov. Pritzker, ISBE ask court to move school mask mandate lawsuit to different county

The Illinois attorney general, representing Gov. Pritzker and other state officials, has asked a downstate court to move a massive class-action lawsuit over the state’s school mask mandate and other COVID rules to a different county. The case was filed by attorney Thomas DeVore on October 20 in Macoupin County against Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the […]

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Parents sue Pritzker, 16 school districts in Lake and McHenry counties over mask mandate, COVID rules

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Gov. J.B. Pritzker, ISBE and 16 school districts in Lake and McHenry counties over the state’s school mask mandate and other COVID rules. The case was filed in Macoupin County by attorney Thomas DeVore seeks declaratory judgment and injunctions against the schools, saying it’s unlawful to exclude students […]

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he might lift “certain mask mandates” in time for the holidays

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that if COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to decrease, he could lift “certain mask mandates” before the holidays. Pritzker gave a COVID-19 update at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago Tuesday morning. During the update, he urged eligible Illinoisans to get their COVID-19 vaccination booster shot. “We know that COVID-19 […]

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‘We are running out of time’: Gov. Pritzker announces indoor mask mandate, vaccine mandates

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday that he is implementing an indoor mask mandate for the entire state and vaccine mandates for all education staff and healthcare workers in Illinois. “Unfortunately, our current vaccination levels are not enough to blunt the ferocity of the delta variant hospitalization surges in some regions. Hospital administrators are asking for […]