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Emergency rules create fines for establishments flouting mask, capacity guidelines

‘Education,’ warnings, orders to reduce occupancy would precede fines By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker announced his administration would be filing a new emergency rule Friday, August 7, allowing health authorities to levy fines on establishments that flout masking and capacity guidelines. The rules “would provide multiple opportunities for…

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Attorney says he’ll drop ‘dozen or so’ lawsuits against state if Legislature meets – Says General Assembly abdicating role of checks and balances by not holding session

By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois ranzel@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — The downstate attorney challenging aspects of Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s COVID-19 response said Wednesday, July 29, he would halt the progress of his “dozen or so” lawsuits if legislators return to Springfield. At the heart of Thomas DeVore’s many cases in several Illinois counties is the…

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