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IL. Mayor Says City Will Not enforce Governor’s Indoor Mask Mandate –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On August 27, 2021

E. Peoria, IL. (ECWd) –

In a message posted to social media, East Peoria Mayor John Kahl said the city would not enforce Governor Pritzker’s latest mask mandate requiring masks in all indoor places.

East Peoria will not be enforcing the latest round of restrictions being imposed on our citizens and the members of our business community by the Governor. Our action is about the residents of our community and their ability to decide the best course of action for their health and their livelihoods. We encourage everyone to remain respectful of each other and to be respectful of any policies that members of our business community may choose to implement.


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  • jannie
    Posted at 08:56h, 27 August

    Tell me masks aren’t political… it’s all about mayor’s getting into the news. Got his picture in the paper. People will either think he’s an idiot or love the guy — it’s all PR. It’s sort of like the politicians who are against Vaccinations for Covid – then you find out they were vaccinated early on. It’s all about getting your name in the media.

    • PK
      Posted at 13:01h, 27 August

      No. In March of 2020, the Illinois Governor said of his the state’s Covid-19 response, “it’s not political. But that’s the aim of the Pritzker administration’s party, and not of the tardy Illinois courts nor the weary mayor of East Peoria.

  • Elizabeth Gruber
    Posted at 09:47h, 27 August

    Bravo to this mayor.

  • Frank Miller
    Posted at 09:55h, 27 August

    The number of Illinois school districts refusing mask mandates is increasing almost daily and recently reached 45, minus a few that caved and reversed their decision. Pritzker is just trying to change the narrative. Reports of school districts with unmasked and/or unvaccinated students having no increase in illness or deaths would be catastrophic for the current narrative.

    • Truth
      Posted at 12:17h, 27 August

      How much bleach and horse de-wormer should we be feeding our kids?

      I thought this would be over by summer. 2020. Then you people said it would be over the day after the election. Are you at least admitting it is real?

      Why not listen to the scientists that study disease for decades instead of the man that looks into the sun and wears adult diapers?

      • Frank Miller
        Posted at 16:49h, 27 August

        Q: How much bleach (chlorine dioxide) and horse de-wormer (Ivermectin) should we be feeding our kids?
        A: There are doctors recommending Hydroxychloroquine, Ivermectin, nebulized Budesonide, with many reporting good results. However, according to the article, How We Can Fix This Pandemic In A Month, by Damien Downing MBBS, having an optimal vitamin D3 level will, 1) Reduce your risk of the disease becoming severe by 90%, and 2) Reduce your risk of dying by 96%. If you fall into the unlucky 10% category, refer to the free pdf download by Thomas Levy called Rapid Virus Recovery.

        Q: I thought this would be over by summer. 2020. Then you people said it would be over the day after the election. Are you at least admitting it is real?
        A: It is real that people are dying, but in most cases these people have co-morbidities and are being relabeled as Covid-19 deaths, death by Remdesivir, death by over-sedation, death by ventilator.

        “There was never a variant to begin with for us to have a delta variant. So when you build a lie on top of a lie, you have multiple lies. There is no such thing as a SARS-CoV-2 virus infecting us. SARS, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, is not the illness that people are getting. Coronavirus is a respiratory virus causing upper or lower respiratory pneumonia. And the illness that describes Covid-19 is a blood and a blood clotting disorder. Our fearless medical community and scientists failed to do what is called a proper differential diagnosis, to understand what factors in our environment, poisons, etcetera could be giving us the hypoxia and the subsequent damage caused by blood clotting and blood disorders. The virus has never been proven to demonstrate a causal link between the symptoms of Covid-19, or the actions of any virus. We also know that SARS-CoV-2 was a computerized generated virus. It was never appropriately described as the cause of this illness. And in order for the powers that be to completely disprove, discard, and dismiss any side effects of the shot. They are calling the illnesses that people are getting from the shot, or from people who are around others who have gotten the shot, a mutant SARS-CoV-2 delta variant. As a way to distract us from what is really going on with these shots.” – Dr. Larry Palevsky

        • NotFrank
          Posted at 09:27h, 28 August

          You sound like a Flat-earther. There are scientists that have proof that the earth is not round.

          You never answered why it is around after the election. You Trumpers made it political and that has caused deaths. Even people with pre-existing conditions were taken too soon. A death is a death.

          If Isis or Antifa went into the hospitals and nursing homes and killed a thousand of the sickest and weakest Americans would you just ignore it? What if they did that every single day for a year and a half?

          • PK
            Posted at 21:59h, 29 August

            I loath having to scroll through certain comments to acces others’ thoughts into issues reported on here by Illinois Leaks. Please stay on topic, “NOT FRANK.”

      • HT
        Posted at 09:59h, 10 September

        That’s pretty good work of you to correctly repeat what you saw on your parody channels.

        By the way, did you see the latest news about these idiots who overdose on Ivermectin in rural Oklahoma? Yeah, a doctor (family medicine!! i.e. he never works in any ER!!) who doesn’t even work for a hospital in rural Oklahoma stated that the ER there is overrun with so many overdose cases on Ivermectin that even gunshot victims couldn’t get in to get treated.

        You should check that out. Rolling Stone magazine, AP, and even Rachel Maddow fully reported on that story, You’ll enjoy it.

        Oh, and what’s with that idiot Joe Rogan, right? He was already vaxxed, still got the CCP virus, and then, the horror(!), he took the horse dewormer, and a bunch of other therapeutics during the 1st day of infection. It was obvious he was clueless, because within 3 days of taking all of those right wing drugs, he got back to 100% feeling good enough to exercise. What a moron, right? He surely doesn’t care about anyone else’s well being by doing all that.

  • Dennis Finegan
    Posted at 11:19h, 27 August

    I really don’t want anyone to die from Covid-19. Please, for your safety, my safety, the safety of your children and other family members, wear a mask, get vaccinated, and social distance. Or, you can show how macho you are and take the attitude that the government isn’t going to tell YOU what to do, even if it may save your life or the life of a loved one. That’s your right. Just stay away from me. Thanks.

    • Kirk Allen
      Posted at 15:56h, 27 August

      Why not you stay away from those you are concerned about? Why get vaccinated if you have recovered from Covid? Why wear a mask if you have recovered from COVID?

  • Mags
    Posted at 14:23h, 27 August

    God Bless him. I am reading that the mayor of Elk Grove Village has said the same thing and likely Orland Park and Itasca.

    I am praying that the majority follow suit. This tyranny has to end and we need to get back to taking back our freedoms that have been taken away. – This has been slowly happening for a long time – it took these extreme measures to finally get more people to wake up.

  • Spike Protein
    Posted at 18:58h, 27 August

    By refusing to enforce Pritzker’s mask mandate, East Peoria Mayor John Kahl has shown remarkable courage and an understanding that he reports only to his constituents, and not to Pritzker and his sycophantic, bureaucratic minions.

    Local officials are expected to defend the interests of their constituents when demands from higher levels of government, such as the state and the federal governments, run counter to the interests of their constituents.

    If local governments exist solely to rubber stamp edicts imposed by the state or federal governments, then they are nothing more than a useless additional layer of government.

  • Laurie Nissen
    Posted at 23:11h, 29 August

    First we are told wear a mask till we get a vaccine. I did. The vaccine needs to be approved. Ok, that is logical. Wearing mask and waiting. Now comes a schedule of whi gets the vaccine first based on health, age, what job you do. Trying to understand and be p atient. Trying to get the vaccine. People stay on line till midnidnight to get an appointment, get up early to get an appointment. Get first shot and wait. Get second shot and wait. Now its a power game controlled by the governor. Some open up their states, others, like illinois, which has a bully in charge plays more games and loves to threaten the citizens. Restaurants and businesses have to close. Does the governor care? Finally, vaccinated people do not have to wear a mask. Not only is the state of Illinois mismanaged, add on Cook County. A double mess caused by leadership. The mayor decides to allow Lallapalooza, claiming measures are being put in place to protect the citizens. Publishes a report that the event was not a supersoreader. Really? Why the surge in cases? Despite this, another huge event takes place at Soldiers Field. Right, that first event had nothing to do with going backwards and being forced to wear a mask regardless of listening and following the rules. Enough already. Bullies are not tolerated in schools. It’s time to let the governor know we don’t trust you. You lie. We are choosing whether to wear a mask or not. We are adults.