From State Rep. Tom Weber:
Rep. Tom Weber Responds to Announcement of Heightened COVID-19 Mitigations for Region 9
FOX LAKE – On Wednesday, Governor JB Pritzker announced that COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will be implemented for Region 9, which includes Lake and McHenry Counties on Saturday, Oct. 31.
In response to the announcement, State Representative Tom Weber (R-Lake Villa), has issued the following statement:
“COVID-19 is serious and we all need to be careful, but we are now seven full months into this health pandemic and the Governor still refuses to engage with the legislative branch.
“I believe every business is essential, and that the Governor needs to seek input from legislators before any new decisions are made.
“With positivity rates increasing statewide, I am urging the Governor to call a special session so we can work together to create a plan that allows all businesses to safely remain open.
“We’re just not seeing metrics that show us that restaurants and bars are primary locations where this virus is spreading
“It’s time to reconvene the legislature and revise the mitigation plan so we ensure we are targeting the proper settings where COVID-19 is doing the most damage.
“We must address the virus in ways that maximize our success while also doing ab