On Monday, Circuit Judge Tad Brenner entered an order which adds the Illinois governor’s office and the Illinois Department of Public Health as “necessary parties” to the legal action being taken against Blessing Health System and Quincy Medical Group by plaintiffs who do not want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or get tested regularly. Brenner’s […]
QUINCY – Circuit Judge Tad Brenner has called for a full hearing on employment claims from suspended and terminated workers from Blessing Health System and Quincy Medical Group. The hearing is set for October 6 at 9 a.m. and until then, Brenner ruled, the employees in question shall have their “employment maintained”. At the beginning […]
QUINCY — Eleven former and current employees of Blessing Health System and Quincy Medical Group who say they were suspended without pay or terminated from their jobs because they refused to receive COVID-19 vaccinations or refused to be tested regularly are part of a lawsuit filed Monday in Adams County Circuit Court. On behalf of […]
Attorney who is fighting governor’s orders calls latest one “nonsense” On top of his most recent 30-day COVID-19 disaster proclamation, Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued his 90th executive order, which is about who can be excluded from schools, such as those with possible exposure to COVID-19. Pritzker on Friday reissued a majority of orders from the past 19 months. On […]
Three children in Effingham County can’t be forced to wear masks without an official quarantine order from the county health department, a judge ruled Wednesday. Later in the day, a different judge enjoined an entire school district from requiring masks without a court order. The attorney who brought the cases anticipates more such cases across […]
Below is the temporary restraining order filed by Judge Debra Wellborn Thursday night. Quincy Public Schools will abide by the order, according to Superintendent Roy Webb.
QUINCY — People are sick and tired of being sick and tired. But does the COVID-19 virus care about that? As the State of Illinois re-tightens its COVID protocols, a packed house at Quincy’s Holiday Inn heard people wanting local control back in government and a lawyer who has traveled statewide attempting to block governments […]
QUINCY — Motions for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction against the Quincy School District and superintendent Roy Webb were filed at the Adams County Courthouse late Monday afternoon by an attorney representing three Quincy families. The motions were filed by Thomas DeVore, a Sorento, Ill., attorney with Silver Lake Group, Ltd., in […]