Report: Illinois Regulators Threaten Doctor Critical of Gov’s School Mask Mandates

A medical doctor who serves on his local school board is facing an investigation from Illinois regulators over his criticisms of the state’s mask mandate in schools, according to a report.

Sports physician Jeremy Henrichs, who is the vice president of the Mahomet-Seymour school board in central Illinois, accused Illinois’s Department of Financial and Professional Regulation of threatening “my medical licensure unless I expressly support and enforce a mask mandate for all students.” The school district plans to follow Governor J.B. Pritzker’s (D.) mandate, but state regulators nevertheless demanded that Henrichs supply “a detailed statement on your opinion about masks, and whether you support and will enforce a mask mandate based on your elected position as a school board member.”

Lawmakers are now rallying behind Henrichs. Illinois state senator Chapin Rose (R.), a former prosecutor who counts Henrichs as one of his constituents, filed a complaint with the Illinois inspector general’s office. Rose said in a statement to the Center Square that the conduct of Pritzker administration officials amounted to political persecution and may violate laws against threatening a public official. ” – READ MORE