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Illinois Governor: Counties That Reopen May Be Punished

Governor JB Pritzker during COVID-19 Update

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker says counties that defy his order to stay closed could cost themselves federal money. The governor told reporters yesterday that his administration would ‘consider’ withholding stimulus money from counties that reopen early. Pritzker said punishing counties financially is just one of the many ‘enforcement mechanisms that are available.’

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