Pritzker defends school mask mandates, fights to have temporary restraining order lifted
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Gov. J.B. Pritzker forcefully defended school mask mandates Tuesday.
The Pritzker Administration is fighting to have the mask mandate restored after a Sangamon County judge issued a temporary restraining order last week, ruling that Pritzker didn't have the authority to force those mandates in school.
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Pritzker says he wants to lift mask mandates down the line, but now is not the right time.
An Appeals Court is expected to rule on the issue Thursday.
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