Illinois’ comeback story starts here.

Two Illinois border states revoke governors’ mask mandates

Two Illinois border states revoke governors’ mask mandates

High courts in Wisconsin and Michigan have both ruled governors cannot repeatedly issue disaster declarations as a basis for mask mandates and other orders without legislative approval. A year into the pandemic, Illinois’ governor is still doing it.

By Laura Bianchi

Brigette Barber

Brigette Barber

“We pretty much did what we had to do to survive.”