(12-23-20) Four Illinois parents are suing Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois High School Association (IHSA).
The court filing in LaSalle County Circuit Court on December 21st in cludes the following reasoning –
The declarations, orders, rules and regulations issued by the Governor which this caseaddresses concern those which have canceled or indefinitely delayed the winter 2020-2021 high school sports season for football, basketball, hockey and other sports. These declarations, orders, rules and regulation arbitrarily prohibit these high school winter sports, while allowing the same sports to be played by colleges and professional sports teams. There is no rational or reasonable basis to prohibit certain high school sports while at the same time allowing the same sports to be played by college and professional athletes.
SHS Illinois State Scholars From Left to Right Front Row: Jacob Ursua, Thomas Cahill Back Row: Hannah Daggett, Monica Growth, Natalya Hatfield, Anna Roseland, Jacob Brown, Trevor Till
Lisa Moore’s son Trevor Till committed suicide because of the actions taken according to the filing –
Plaintiff Lisa Mara Moore, (hereinafter “Moore”) is an individual who resides inLaSalle County in the State of Illinois, and who is the mother of Trevor Till (“Trevor”) who was a student at Seneca High School in LaSalle County, Illinois. Trevor was an athlete at Seneca High School, was class president, NHS president, drum major, speech team captain, Spanish Club president, XC captain, lead in his school’s play,“The Music Man,” band, chorus, clubs and much more. After COVID-19 hit and restrictions on school sports and activities were put in place, Trevor was devastated that he didn’t have his senior year track and pole vaulting season. The final blow was when winter sports were canceled. Trevor committed suicide on October 21, 2020, a proximate cause of which was the Governor Pritzker’s restrictions on high school sports programs.
Below is the complete filing –