Governor J.B. Pritzker says a ruling by a southern Illinois circuit court judge puts more people at risk of getting sick and dying of COVID-19.
A judge in Clay County sided with a Republican state representative who sued over the governor’s emergency powers and the planned extension of the stay-at-home order.
Pritzker says the state will respond quickly to get the ruling overturned.
“At best, no one is better off because of this ruling. At worst, people’s health and safety will suffer tremendously,” said the Governor during his Monday afternoon coronavirus update.