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Friday night lights in Illinois this fall have been dimmed with a new set of restrictions on high school, youth, and adult recreational sports. Governor JB Pritzker released the new guidance earlier this week, and an area state lawmaker is not pleased with how it all came to be.
State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Morrisonville) says the governor got in the middle of the IHSA decision on how to proceed without consulting the legislature or other stakeholders, laying down the mandate right before school was to start.
Click here for Bourne's comments
The governor said each sport will be categorized under three risk levels, high, medium and low determined by the amount of contact between athletes. Football has been classified as a high-risk sport, so no-contact practices and training are allowed, but no games. Other high-risk sports include wrestling, hockey and competitive cheer. Basketball, volleyball and soccer are considered medium risk, but games are still disallowed.