Judge rejects church challenge to Illinois stay at home order

Illinois News

(WEHT)- A judge has sided with Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker after two churches sued the governor to allow in-person services.

The churches wanted to hold worship services with reduced seating and other social distancing measures. However, the judge says COVID-19 could still spread easily in a church and rejected a comparison between churches and grocery stores, adding that churches are more comparable to schools and movie theatres.

Church leaders plan to appeal the ruling

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(This story was originally published on May 14, 2020)

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