Graduations can now happen in Illinois but with restrictions according to the governor.

I've been following this story closely. My daughter is a senior and getting ready to graduate. With the "stay at home" orders, I've been concerned about the graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020. This year has already been a disappointment, so I was hoping for some good news.

Last week, it wasn't looking good. From mystateline.com, "Illinois’ State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carmen Ayala announced Wednesday plans of any kind for end of the school year graduation ceremonies are prohibited." Check out more, HERE.

Now there's some hope.

According to mystateline.com,

"The Governor also pointed out the newly released guidelines from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education on maintaining a socially distant ceremony. Ultimately, IDPH is giving local school boards the decision on graduations."

If you would like to check out the rules, HERE.

Now, the ball is in the court of the Rockford School District. I talked to the superintendent last week. He said they would be announcing information this week. Here's that interview if you missed it.

Video: Dr. Ehren Jarrett Superintendent of Rockford School District 205