New lawsuit filed against Pritzker executive order

Coronavirus Watch Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEHT)- Illinois State Rep. John Cabello has filed a lawsuit against Gov. JB Pritzker’s executive order.

The suit follows a similar lawsuit filed by fellow State Rep. Darren Bailey last week. Bailey argued that Pritzker does not have the authority to issue a quarantine, only the Illinois Department of Public Health.

A judge sided with Bailey but only lifted the stay at home order for Bailey, opening the way for additional lawsuits.

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(This story was originally published on April 29, 2020)

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