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Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker drops mask requirement for public transportation following federal ruling

Gov. JB Pritzker announced Tuesday that he will be revising his executive order to no longer require face masks on public transit following a federal court ruling. Masks will no longer be required on public transit, in public transit hubs or in airports in Illinois, Pritzker’s office said in a statement. Executive Order 2022-06 will […]

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Federal judge ends President Biden’s mask mandate on planes, trains and other public transportation

A federal judge on Monday struck down the Biden administration’s mask mandate for planes, airports, trains and other public transportation. A lawsuit was filed last July by two individuals along with the Health Freedom Defense Fund. The suit named the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and various government officials as defendants, seeking a declaratory […]

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Pritzker lifting school mask mandate on Monday after Illinois Supreme Court declines to hear his appeal in lawsuit

Gov. JB Pritzker will remove Illinois’ school mask mandate effective Monday after the Illinois Supreme Court declined to take up his appeal in a lawsuit filed against the state’s school COVID-19 measures. Friday evening’s order by the Illinois Supreme Court canceled the Sangamon County Circuit Court’s restraining order against the governor’s mandates, but the attorney […]

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‘Illinoisans have done the hard work’: Gov. Pritzker confirms state’s indoor mask mandate will end Monday

Governor JB Pritzker, citing the continued decrease in COVID cases, confirmed that Illinois’ indoor mask requirement, which has been in effect since August, will end on Monday. The requirement will end at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, according to the governor’s office. Masks will still be required where federally mandated and in places such as health […]

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Libertyville-Vernon Hills District 128 board meeting disrupted by audience, maskless speaker

A board meeting for Libertyville-Vernon Hills District 128 went into recess Monday after attendees became disruptive and a student speaker refused to wear a mask. The board meeting was held Monday evening at Libertyville High School. Several students and parents spoke during the public comment part of the school board meeting, with many of them […]

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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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4 schools in Mundelein switch to remote learning due to planned protests over masks

All four schools in Fremont District 79 in Mundelein are switching to remote learning until further notice due to planned protests over the district’s mask requirement. Fremont School District 79 said in a letter to parents on Sunday that they received multiple reports of protests and demonstrations that are planned to take place on Monday. […]

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Stevenson High School says protest against masks led to some students being ‘verbally assaulted’ by protesters

A walkout and protest involving dozens of parents and students at Stevenson High School against the school’s mask mandate led to some students being “verbally assaulted,” school officials said. The protest began around 8:30 a.m. Friday and involved at least 40 parents and 50 students protesting on campus at Route 22 and Stevenson Drive in […]

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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 […]