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December 4, 2022

Woodford County State’s Attorney will not prosecute Gov Pritzker’s extended stay-at-home order

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On April 28, 2020

Woodford Co. (ECWd) –

The following email communication from the Woodford County State’s Attorney has made it clear to law enforcement in the county and the Mayors; Governor Pritzker’s extension of the stay-at-home order will not be prosecuted or enforced in Woodford County.

Reading the email communication below it is crystal clear this State’s Attorney has identified the very same things we identified back on March 15, 2020, in this article.

It is refreshing to see those who took an oath to uphold our Constitution actually follow through with upholding their oath.

“Dennis,

I sent the following to the Sheriff, Hillary, Kent, and John Krug earlier today.  This can be forwarded on to the mayors if it has not already been done.  But please add the last paragraph which I did not send, but is highly relevant.

“I just want this group to know that I have been receiving daily questions from citizens of my opinion of the constitutional issues with Governor Pritzker’s extension of the stay-at-home order.  I plan on responding with it is not enforceable and will not be enforced at the county level due to statutory issues (beyond the 30 days) as well as improper taking of property interests and pecuniary interests without just compensation. There are certainly due process issues with a continued stay-at-home order. The law does not provide for a quarantine of the state, only individuals that have a contagious illness.

Every four years I swear an oath that in part states “…do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Illinois…”.  I cannot let the powers that be continue to impose their will on the people in violation of separation of powers, due process, and our most basic concepts of liberty and freedom for all.  We need to live in a world with COVID-19…no doubt about it.  But the basic ideals our country were established on and that people have fought so hard for over the past more than 200 years cannot be eroded in this way.”

New paragraph:

In addition, the Illinois Department of Public Health in 2015 published their emergency plans when dealing with contagious diseases such as influenza.  Of particular importance to our present day discussion is the following excerpt in the IDPH’s own words:

“Quarantine (a period of isolation to prevent disease spread) is not effective in controlling multiple influenza outbreaks in large, immunologically naïve populations, because the disease spreads too rapidly to identify and to control chains of transmission. Even if quarantine were somewhat effective in controlling influenza in large populations, it would not be feasible to implement and enforce with available resources, and would damage the economy by reducing the workforce. Most people will voluntarily quarantine themselves in their home.”

I confirmed that is on the IDPH website and downloaded it as well.

Bottom line is as it stands at this moment, the extension of the stay-at-home order will not be prosecuted or enforced in Woodford County.  People, not government, need to determine what is best and safest for them, their loved ones, and the community around them.  If that means staying at home, then they should.  If that means going back to work and opening restaurants and bars and stores, then they should.”

Gregory M. Minger
State’s Attorney
Woodford County, Illinois
115 North Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530
309-467-3212

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9 Comments
  • NMWTLS
    Posted at 20:31h, 28 April

    No state, no county no local police department should be “enforcing” any of these BS rules. I have protested in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and am going to Springfield, IL on Friday. See you there!

  • PK
    Posted at 20:47h, 28 April

    Shout out to the Fulton County State’s Attorney!

  • L M
    Posted at 07:48h, 29 April

    How was this information obtained?

    • Kirk Allen
      Posted at 08:49h, 29 April

      How it was obtained is not relevant. What is relevant is the fact it was confirmed as true by the SA.

  • jannie
    Posted at 09:28h, 29 April

    NMWTLS have a good time in Springfield – I will stay at home, am I sick of staying at home, yes. I do think various areas of IL are vastly different – mid and southern rural areas of IL are closer to Nebraska & IA rural areas. Chicago is almost a state unto itself – more like NY City. I think a slow opening of areas is the way to go, like going on a pond with ice – feeling your way once you feel the ice breaking you back off and try a different way to go. I think that’s the only way any of these governors are going to be able to safely do things.

  • Dave
    Posted at 09:52h, 29 April

    Good!

  • Laurie A. Weber
    Posted at 12:29h, 29 April

    Thank you! Pritzker needs to be reminded that he has a whole state to govern, not just Chicago.

  • Mags
    Posted at 13:38h, 29 April

    Any thoughts on the class action lawsuit filed today by John Cabello and what that might mean for the residents of Illlinois? Is there anything we can do to help with this?

  • Vivian L Roffey
    Posted at 19:56h, 30 April

    If rules apply to everyone why does Pritzger think it doesn’t apply to his family?
    My opinion of the whole fiasco is that it hasNOTHING TO DO WITH COVID 19. It’s all about the Democrats wanting Trump out of the White House! When have we ever been taken over so quickly! Fear mongering by the Left and the media!!
    BS in my books!

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