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A parent in Yorkville is suing the Yorkville 115 School District, Governor J.B. Pritzker, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Illinois State Board of Education over mask mandates and quarantine policies in school.

Dr. Nathan Thompson, who is a chiropractor in Yorkville, says he wants a judge to issue an order halting mandatory masks in schools as well as contact tracing and the quarantining of students.

Thompson says his daughter was ordered to quarantine when she had no symptoms, but was considered to be a close contact of a COVID-19 case. He says she was not receiving an equal education remotely for the time she was off which was over a week.

Thomson believes that parents should be the ones to decide if their kids should stay home or be required to wear a mask.

Thompson believes that schools are only enforcing mask mandates and quarantine rules out of fear of losing access to federal funding and state recognition.

Thompson's attorney Will Gerber says the lawsuit is about education, not just about masks.

Back in August, Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a mandate that everyone in school in Illinois would need to mask up to prevent the spread of COVID-19. School staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to regular testing.

A hearing is set November 4 at nine in Kendall County Court. The lawsuit also names the Plainfield School District and has Robert and Kim Graves, who have a child in the district, listed as plaintiffs.

WSPY news reached out to the Yorkville 115 School District for comment but hasn't heard back. A spokesman for the Plainfield School District says the district doesn't comment on pending litigation.

Editor's note: Added Attorney Will Gerber's comment to the story. This is a separate lawsuit  from the one filed in Macoupin County, although the Yorkville and Plainfield school districts are also named in that lawsuit.