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Gov. Pritzker says mandatory stay-at-home order could be coming in Illinois

Gov. J.B. Pritzker urged families not to travel and keep their holiday gatherings virtual this year. Pritzker also hinted that a mandatory stay-at-home order could be coming back in Illinois if the virus continues surging. “The numbers don’t lie,” Pritzker said during his daily COVID-19 briefing on Thursday. “If things don’t take a turn in […]

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Judge rules Pritzker’s COVID-19 restrictions void; Illinois attorney general ‘reviewing’ options

(The Center Square) – A judge’s ruling ending Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s executive orders limiting businesses and individual movements applies to everyone, according to the courts. But it’s unclear when the issue will finally be resolved. Just before the Independence Day holiday weekend, state Rep. Darren Bailey, R-Xenia, stepped out of a courtroom with wins against […]

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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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McHenry County Sheriff’s Office will not enforce governor’s stay-at-home orders

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday morning they will not criminally enforce Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home orders. “The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office at this time has no plan to enforce the Governor’s order as a criminal offense,” McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim said. Prim referenced a quote from Pritzker on May 6 when he […]

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Second Illinois lawmaker files lawsuit against Gov. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order

A state representative from Winnebago County has filed a lawsuit on behalf of all Illinois residents challenging Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order extension. The class-action lawsuit was filed Wednesday morning by State Rep. John M. Cabello in Winnebago County Circuit Court, court records show. Cabello, a Republican from Machesney Park, says that this lawsuit differs […]

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Illinois sees highest number of COVID-19 deaths in single day

Gov. J.B. Pritzker called a state representative’s lawsuit against the state’s stay-at-home order a ‘cheap political stunt’ as Illinois has surpassed 2,000 COVID-19 related deaths. “This was a cheap political stunt. Designed so that the representative could see his name in headlines, and unfortunately he has briefly been successful in that most callous of feats,” […]