Families push for in-person learning in north suburbs despite surging COVID-19 cases, threat of new shutdown

DEERFIELD, Ill. (WLS) -- A small group of families came together Saturday to push for in-person learning in districts in the northern suburbs.

Their car caravan drove towards Deerfield High School.

RELATED: Illinois COVID-19: IL on verge of new shutdown, Pritzker warns

The parents represent several districts and want schools to come up with a concrete plan to return to the classroom.

RELATED: Hospital workers see COVID-19 patients increase statewide; Naperville hospital hiring nurses, expanding units

North Shore District 112 said it respects the parents' rights to protest but feels the rally was poorly timed as Lake County's Department of Public Health recommends remote learning for now.

Deerfield schools said case numbers will determine the date to return to the classroom.
Copyright © 2020 WLS-TV. All Rights Reserved.