The following can be attributed to Colleen Connell, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois:
“The Mayor’s summary announcement of a potentially indefinite curfew tonight for the entire City – with hundreds of people trapped in the Loop – raises serious constitutional questions that need to be remedied. Any curfew must be limited to the specific places in the City where there is imminent threat of danger or harm, not the entire City.
The broad and vague nature of this order – and the suggestion that it is indefinite in time – invites arbitrary and discriminatory enforcement. We encourage the Mayor to rethink this strategy immediately. The ACLU of Illinois is exploring all options including litigation.”