The latest recommendation contradicts President Biden recently declaring that the “pandemic is over”
On Friday, IL Gov. JB Pritzker issued an Executive Order recommending all Illinoisans to wear face coverings consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance. In September, Pritzker extended his emergency powers by signing his 34th emergency order since the start of the pandemic.
In February, DeVore represented hundreds of parents and teachers from across the state challenging Pritzker’s mask mandate in schools. A Sangamon County Judge ruled the governor exceeded his authority and the Appellate Court upheld that ruling. And as a result, hundreds of schools went mask optional. It was Pritzker’s first major defeat since the start of the pandemic.
During a virtual debate last week with Attorney General Kwame Raoul, DeVore challenged Raoul for allowing Pritzker’s powers to go unchallenged during the pandemic.