NAPERVILLE, IL — The Naperville Park District filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to gain authority to reopen its parks and facilities at its own discretion amid the ongoing new coronavirus shutdown. The suit, which was filed in the 18th Judicial Court of Illinois, outlines reasons why the park district believes it should reopen earlier than Pritzker’s phased plan suggests.

The park district voted Thursday to move forward with legal action. Naperville Park District Board President Richard Janor said in a statement, “We understand that an important part of being healthy includes staying active and that includes being able to use some of the outdoor amenities and operate some of the programs that the District provides. The Governor’s Executive Order improperly interferes with the Board’s ability to make those decisions.”

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SOURCE (  Lisa Marie Farver, Patch )