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The controversial emergency rule Gov. J.B. Pritzker's administration filed Friday that criminalized businesses that opened outside of his stay-at-home order was been repealed on Wednesday, but we may not have heard the last of it. State Rep. Steven Reick is a member of the Joint Commission on Administrative Rules. He said his office was flooded with calls and emails opposing the rule.
After officials said the rule would be repealed, Reick said it’s clear people are paying attention and the governor needs to work with lawmakers.
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National Federation of Independent Business Illinois State Director Mark Grant said he would likely still oppose such a move, but he said the legislature is where such changes to state policy should be hashed out.
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State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Morrisonville) offers this caution:
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It’s unclear when such a measure will be debated in the legislature.