Rep. McLaughlin Advocates for Local Control This School Year

BARRINGTON HILLS… State Representative Martin McLaughlin (R-Barrington Hills) said, “As a state representative, but more importantly, as a parent of a 14-year-old public school student in Illinois, I am beyond disgusted that this governor believes he has the authority to issue 17 consecutive emergency executive orders regarding Covid-19 regulations.  He does not.”

“Each of these orders fly in the face of the legal structure that has been set up for proper representation of all Illinois residents,” said Rep. McLaughlin. “More importantly, our local elected school boards and the parents who sit on these boards have a much better understanding of what is necessary to keep our children safe and healthy.”

Rep. McLaughlin said, “Our children should be allowed once again to congregate and to learn in social environments that are required for the best possible educational outcomes.”

“I personally have never voted for a governor to have authority beyond our constitutionally protected rights. In my opinion, acceptance of these unlawful executive orders needs to stop now,” concluded Rep. McLaughlin.