It’s reckless incidents like this that lead to things getting out of hand and why Governor J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday that Region 7 of the Restore Illinois Plan, which includes Will County, will remain under strict mitigations. In effect since August 26, the restrictions were placed when the region surpassed an 8% positivity rate. Under current guidelines indoor dining is not allowed and group gatherings cannot exceed 25 people. The region is currently at 7.5%. The Illinois Department of Public Health will continue monitoring the region, which can move back to Phase 4 regulations when it averages 6.5% or lower over a 14-day period. Think about what you’re doing. Socially distance and wear the damn mask!