Statement from Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin on ‘Stay At Home’ Extension and Order Changes

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) released the following statement on the Governor Pritzker’s changes to the ‘Stay At Home’ order:

“The new Stay At Home order that includes many recommendations from the House Republican caucus is the first step in moving Illinois forward. Working together and implementing smart policy decisions will increase the safety of Illinois residents and allow our economy to begin opening up in an equitable fashion while still protecting employees and customers. I want Illinoisans to know that the Executive Order is not final, but it is a working document subject to change. While I am pleased with today’s actions, we must do more to restore economic vitality of the state while maintaining the health and safety of our citizens.”

Background

In recent weeks, the House Republican Caucus has been proposing common-sense and thoughtful ways to improve the stay at home order:

During a legislative leaders call with the Governor yesterday afternoon, Leader Durkin reiterated the suggestions from the House Republican Caucus outlined in his letter sent this morning.  Many of those suggestions have been included in the revisions to the extended stay at home order.