Haine says he cannot enforce ‘criminality’ of mask mandate
On Friday, Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Haine issued a statement saying Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s new mask mandate executive order is not criminally enforceable.
“This new executive order relies on the same legal foundation as the governor’s previous executive orders relating to COVID-19,” Haine said in a statement. “It remains my legal opinion that such orders are not criminally enforceable. My office is neither able nor willing to file criminal charges against anyone suspected of violating these orders.”[ad_2]