* Eric Schelkopf at the Kane County Chronicle…
The owners of FoxFire restaurant in Geneva are suing Gov. JB Pritzker over his ban on indoor service at restaurants and bars because of a rising number of COVID-19 infections.
The ban took effect Friday in Kane and DuPage counties as well as in Will and Kankakee counties. An emergency petition, filed in Kane County on Friday, asks a judge to issue a temporary restraining order to prevent Pritzker, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Kane County Health Department from enforcing the ban without a court hearing. […]
In addition to filing the emergency petition, FoxFire on Friday also filed a suit against Pritzker, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Kane County Health Department. The suit states that Pritzker has exceeded the emergency powers that were given to him.
Go read the rest. The law firm handling the suit specializes in estate planning. How convenient.
Kane County’s seven-day rolling average positivity rate on Sunday was 11.5 percent. Region 8’s hospital bed capacity is down to 25 percent after 8 straight days of admission increases.
*** UPDATE *** The complaint is here. They’re using the ol’ “He only gets one 30-day emergency declaration” gambit that has failed in every county but one. The emergency TRO petition is here.
* Geneva Restaurant Defies Indoor Dining Ban Amid Coronavirus Surge