CHICAGO (CBS) — Student athletes made a house call to the state’s top doctor Friday night, demanding high school teams be allowed to play fall sports despite the state’s COVID-19 regulations.
Protesters gathered in west suburban La Grange right outside the home of Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health.READ MORE: Family Of Amazon Delivery Driver Killed When Tornado Hit Downstate Warehouse To File Lawsuit
Students hope Ezike will take their message straight to the governor.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Low 20s Monday Night; Arctic Cold Front Coming Wednesday Morning
Students and their parents across the Chicago area have been protesting for weeks, even suing to get back on the playing field.MORE NEWS: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Ending 5-Day Isolation After Testing Positive For COVID-19 Last Week
Gov. JB Pritzker has held firm, recently saying there are no plans to reverse the state’s decision to push sports like football and soccer to the spring.