Bootlegger’s owner Donna Stewart explains why it was important to defy state orders in her restaurant

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A sign is displayed at Alinea restaurant in Chicago, Saturday, June 20, 2020. Due to the coronavirus Alinea shifted to carryout on March 17. Since then, it has served 82,000 meals, said Nick Kokonas, the restaurant’s co-owner. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Donna Stewart owns Bootlegger’s Restaurant in Antioch and opened to full capacity against state mitigations for COVID-19. She explains why she kept her restaurant open in spite of huge fines and court dates.

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