On August 30, 2021, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed an Executive Order that states in pertinent part;
THEREFORE, by the powers vested in me as the Governor of the State of Illinois, pursuant to the Illinois Constitution and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, 20 ILCS 3305, Sections 7(1), 7(2), 7(3), 7(8), 7(12), and Section 19 thereof, and consistent with the powers in public health laws, I hereby order the following effective immediately:
Section 1: Face covering requirements for individuals. Beginning on Monday, August 30, 2021, all individuals in Illinois who are age two or over and able to medically tolerate a face covering (a mask or cloth face covering) shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when in an indoor public place. Illinoisans should also consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities that involve close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
Face coverings may be removed temporarily while actively eating or drinking (including in bars or restaurants), and may be removed by workers at workplaces when they can consistently maintain six feet of distance (such as when workers are in their office or cubicle space).
You can read the full Executive Order at this link.
On Monday, November, 1, 2021, my son took me on errands. It was around 5:10 p.m. when we finished up. I told him that I was hungry but too tired to cook and wanted something other than a burger and fries. We decided to go to Culver’s and the closest one is at 1224 Benington Road. I like their cod dinners and they have broccoli as a side. Because I’m allergic to soy bean oil, (in addition to other things), I’m very limited to what I can eat when ordering out.
The drive-thru was very long and it didn’t look as if the cars were moving, so we parked in the lot and went in. The man greeting us from behind the counter had on a mask that was below his mouth. (Let’s call him Head Person In Charge (HPIC)) If not but for the fact that it was rush-hour (so other places would also be crowded), and the allergies, and I was hungry and tired, I would have turned around and walked out. I stood back from the counter as far as I could. Read the rest of this entry
In my opinion, an Executive Order was unnecessary. Attorney General Jeff Sessions initiated the policy to separate migrant children from parents, and that policy could have been revoked without an Executive Order. The Executive Order, titled “Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation”, gave Trump opportunity to place blame and point fingers. There is verbiage in it that still allows for the separation of families. It says;
“It is also the policy of this Administration to maintain family unity, including by detaining alien families together where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources.”
It sounds almost like a restaurant’s seating policy. Some in media are already saying that available resources will be exhausted in a week.
A cheer and toast to the ACLU! When it comes to the constitution, they know their stuff. I read the petition and among their arguments is that Trump is in violation of the Immigration and Naturalization Act which does not allow for discrimination based on country of origin. If Trump is going to ban the entry of non-citizens, he has to ban all and not just citizens of 7 countries.
On Friday, Mr. Trump issued an executive order banning immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries from being able to enter the USA (including even green card holders) under the auspices of national security. On Saturday, Mr. Trump was hit with a class-action lawsuit by the ACLU, which argued that this executive order was unconstitutional.
About an hour ago, Judge Ann Donnelly from the Eastern District of New York (federal court in Brooklyn) agreed with the ACLU, and issued a national injunction staying enforcement of Trump’s unconstitutional order anywhere in the country. Under this injunction, no one can be removed from the United States solely by virtue of President Trump’s Executive Order, and the Government must even provide the ACLU with a list of names of people who have been affected.
President Trump’s unconstitutional move was meant to please his followers despite the fact that there have been no refugees from any of…
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