Opponents in upcoming election agree, Pritzker’s prohibitions on indoor service are ‘extreme’

Opposing legislative candidates in a legislative district affected by Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s COVID-19 mitigation strategy prohibiting indoor service at restaurants agree the efforts are too extreme and more collaboration is needed.

Incumbent Woodstock Republican state Rep. Steven Reick said the Pritzker administration is freezing out local input in how to deal with the spread of COVID-19.

“We’re not being allowed to represent our districts because every time we turn around we’re getting hit with an executive order from somebody who’s giving the executive order with data that doesn’t apply or doesn’t necessarily reflect what is happening in our communities,” Reick said.

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