Illinois Republicans Call for ‘Rebalancing’ of Stay-at-Home Order

 
From left to right: State Representative Mark Batinick and State Representative Tony McCombie

From left to right: State Representative Mark Batinick and State Representative Tony McCombie

Republicans in the Illinois General Assembly say it’s time to slowly reopen some sectors of the economy in the state. Illinois State Representatives Tony McCombie (R-Savanna) and Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) spoke with The 21st about their plan. 

Guests: Tony McCombie (R-Savanna); Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) 

Editor's note: After the broadcast, Pritzker announced he would extend his stay-at-home order for another month. But beginning May 1, it will incorporate some of the ideas Republicans have been proposing: adding nurseries and pet groomers to the list of essential businesses, gradually reopening state parks, and requiring everyone older than 2 to wear face-coverings in public when they cannot maintain six feet of social distancing.