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Governor warns of early open ‘consequences’

The state has seen some of its largest daily increases in COVID-19-related deaths this week, as Gov. J.B. Pritzker warned business owners and local governments of consequences they will face if they defy his stay-at-home order.
Pritzker said there are no “easy decisions” in a pandemic and he sympathizes with local elected leaders struggling with difficult choices.
“But what I don’t have sympathy for is those so intent on disregarding science and logic, so afraid to tell their constituents what they may not want to hear — that they put more people’s lives at risk,” the governor said during a virtual news conference from his home in Chicago.
Pritzker has faced pushback from local officials across the state who are seeking to reopen sectors of their economy earlier than the May 29 date when regions can begin moving to the third phase of his reopening plan.
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