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Clay County Judge Michael McHaney said Pritzker’s emergency powers stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak lapsed on April 8, and any executive orders relating to COVID-19 finding their authority under those emergency powers are void.
In the case of an epidemic like COVID-19, Illinois governors are given a wide range of emergency powers for a limited period of time.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker for the fourth time extended by 30 days his emergency powers to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses and lawmakers are amending lawsuits in response.
Record job losses hit the state during the first full month of COVID-19 economic fallout.
Illinois was ranked as the most restrictive state in the U.S. in a survey of COVID-19 actions that impact everyday life.
The governor has made a series of threats against business owners and officials to force compliance with his executive order.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker rescinded the rule that could have put defiant business owners in jail for up to a year. He first imposed it when his authority to close them during the pandemic was challenged.
Small business owners trying to save their livelihoods could face up to a year in prison under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s new emergency rules, unless a key committee fights back.
The governor’s new penalty comes without approval from the Illinois General Assembly.
Amid a recent series of lawsuits, the 2001 informal opinion by the Illinois Attorney General’s office concludes the emergency powers granted a governor during a disaster cannot be extended beyond 30 days without legislative approval.