Severin: Governor’s Attempt to Keep School Kids in Masks Upended by Legislature

SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) says he is thrilled with a decision by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) to block an emergency rule proposed by the Illinois Department of Public Health that would have put a mask mandate back in place for Illinois schools.

“I am happy today for our kids. The Governor has never been able to show his homework on the effectiveness of masking our children as they try to learn. I know many teachers are looking forward to seeing the smiling faces of their students, and many parents are sharing my joy that he mask mandate edict from on-high has been blocked. Illinois Democrats created this long-running mess in our schools because of their intolerance of anyone that disagrees with them. We should take pride in the outcome of today’s decision by JCAR, but not in the fact that it came to this point. The Governor’s continued insistence that he can rule the state through unending Executive Orders is finally beginning to unravel. This is a win, one of many more I hope to come.”