Chicago Mayor Vows to ‘Take Action’ Against Defiant Churches That Continue to Hold Services Despite Lockdown Orders

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday said the city will enforce the stay-at-home orders against churches that continue to hold services in defiance of Democratic Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s shelter-in-place order.

Pritzker’s order remains in effect through May 30, though state Republicans have challenged it in court.

Lightfoot has said that she doesn’t intend to arrest parishioners nor has she mentioned what specific actions she plans to take against defiant churches.

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