Sen. Rezin demands data on restaurants as Region 2 receives mitigation orders
Grundy, Kendal, LaSalle, Livingston, Putnam counties impacted beginning Nov. 4
Restaurants across the state are being singled out in the Governor’s mitigation orders, said State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris), who represents the 38th Senate District, much of which lies within Region 2—the most recent and last region in the state to enter into resurgence measures.
“Our restaurants are being forced to close despite the lack of data showing they are the culprit for the recent increase in COVID-19 cases,” said Sen. Rezin. “In fact, many local health departments show that restaurants are very little to blame for outbreaks.
“When restaurants are being told that they must close their doors and lay off their employees, the Governor owes them complete transparency regarding the data he claims to be using.”
Last week, Sen. Rezin called on the Illinois Senate to hold a public hearing to shed greater light on the Pritzker Administration’s mitigation rules.
“The Legislature hasn’t met since the last week in May,” said Sen. Rezin. “Throughout this entire pandemic, the Governor has chosen a go-it-alone approach, leaving the other, equal branch of government out of the process entirely.”