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Illinois Court Dismisses Pritzker Appeal of Mask Mandate Block

  • Appeal is ‘moot’ as masking rules weren’t renewed: court
  • Legislative committee had suspended renewal of rules this week
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An Illinois appellate court dismissed Governor J.B. Pritzker’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling against his mask mandate in schools, calling the request “moot” after a legislative committee suspended the requirement’s renewal.

On Thursday, the Illinois Fourth District Appellate Court rejected the appeal, noting that the state’s department of public health on Feb. 14 had renewed the emergency rules, originally enacted in September 2021, but that a legislative committee had then suspended that renewal this week.