Late Thursday, the Illinois State Police took the position that the Macon County judgement is only good for the named parties in the action. This flies in the face of the text of the final judgement issued by the Macon County judge a few weeks ago.
Here’s the new “FAQ” entry on the Illinois State Police home page.
“Does the Macon County case 2023-CH-3 completely strike down the Protect Illinois Communities Act and render it unenforceable across Illinois?”
The current Macon County judgment and any TROs entered in other actions are only applicable to the specific Plaintiffs and Defendants in those actions. More information will be forthcoming as additional rulings transpire through the state and federal courts and when the Illinois Supreme Court rules on the matter.