leadership

Two Political Parties -- One Goal

May 28, 2020
WNIJ

State and local leaders are making decisions every day about the COVID-19 pandemic that are met with both praise and criticism.  This is WNIJ's fourth part of our series "The Hot Seat" talking to leaders about the process behind these big decisions. 

 

 

Democratic state representative Barbara Hernandez of Illinois’ 83rd district started the year off full speed ahead.

“I was campaigning nonstop knocking on doors for eight hours, even weekends,” she said.

State and local leaders are making decisions every day about the COVID-19 pandemic that are met with both praise and criticism. WNIJ’s Peter Medlin has the first part of our series “The Hot Seat” talking to leaders, like the Winnebago County Sheriff, about the process behind those big decisions.

Recently, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveiled an executive order to keep businesses from opening before Illinois reached the next phase of reopening. Business owners could be charged with a misdemeanor for violating the stay-at-home order.