Judge denies Pritzker motion to dismiss challenge to COVID-19 orders

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s motion to dismiss a challenge from Geneva restaurant FoxFire to the governor’s executive orders has been denied.

For more than a year, Pritzker has had executive orders leveling blanket restrictions and closures on restaurants across the state to slow the spread of COVID-19. FoxFire challenged the orders in October.

A hearing on whether to dismiss the case, a motion made by the governor, was heard last month.

Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Raylene Grischow denied Pritzker’s motion Wednesday.

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