Governor Pritzker files lawsuit to require face masks in schools

Illinois News

(WEHT) – Illinois governor JB Pritzker has filed a lawsuit Thursday to ensure students wear face masks in school.

Pritzker says he wants the matter settled quickly due to three schools informing him he has no authority to make the rules and that they will be deciding their own guidelines.

The action seeks a judge’s approval of the governor’s order that calls for students to wear face masks to reduce the chance of spreading COVID-19.

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