Springfield, IL. (ECWd) -
At today's JCAR meeting, the committee approved IDPH / Governor Pritzker's "emergency rule" penalizing, fining, and providing criminal penalties to small businesses over the mask requirement.
A Motion for JCAR to Object and Suspend the Emergency Rule was made - it did not obtain the required 8 votes.
The Certification of no objection to the Emergency Rule was made and approved.
Representatives from the Department answered questions related to the proposed emergency order. More details to follow.
Video of this portion of the JCAR meeting is in a previous article (here).
Gov Pritzker still relies on his May 1, 2020, EO mandating masks in Illinois as valid, and all subsequent EOs even though two separate Judges have declared them VOID and unenforceable - and an Appellate or Supreme Court has not overturned that decision (as of publication).
The Bailey v Pritzker case was first, and has taken a surprising turn where the Court has Ordered Pritzker to appear in Clay County Circuit Court on Friday, August 14, 2020, at 1 p.m. on a Rule to Show Cause as to why he should not be held in indirect civil contempt of Court.
Then, this morning, the Illinois Supreme Court issued a STAY (first reported on Capitol Fax) on the Contempt Hearing and all other procedures in the case pending resolution of a Motion for Supervisory Order filed by Governor Pritzker.