Top Illinois Military Leader Says Cyber Threats Are Growing, Preparation Is Needed

NORMAL — Illinois’s top military officer says the growing threat of cyber attacks requires more resources to combat them. Maj. Gen. Rich Neely is adjutant general and commander of the Illinois National Guard. He’s also a master cyberspace officer at the forefront of training others to defend the nation’s at-risk information infrastructures. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s402/audio/2021/07/cybersecurity-si-7621.mp3 Listen to […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Walk-In Clinics Scheduled Thursday & Friday

CHAMPAIGN – People in Champaign and Macon counties are welcome to receive COVID-19 vaccines at clinics in Champaign on Thursday and Decatur on Friday. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District will hold a free walk-in vaccine clinic at Salem Baptist Church in the 5th & Hill Neighborhood of Champaign on Thursday from 2:00 to 6:30 p.m. […]

Pritzker Sending 500 Illinois National Guard Troops To D.C.

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker is sending about 500 Illinois National Guard members to Washington D.C. until mid-March for a “security mission.” In a statement Thursday, Pritzker said the Defense Department asked for Illinois guard troops to assist federal and local agencies to secure the capital. The state’s National Guard soldiers will be in Washington, […]

Pritzker Activates National Guard As FBI Warns Of State Capitol Protests

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker has activated 250 members of the Illinois National Guard amid FBI warnings of potential armed protests at the 50 U.S. state capitols in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Crews could also be seen Friday placing plywood over the windows of the Illinois State Capitol building in […]

Illinois National Guard Activated To Secure State Capitol

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SPRINGFIELD — Illinois National Guard members will be on duty this weekend in Springfield in response to state capitols being threatened across the country. Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Friday that members of the National Guard will be working closely with state Police and local and federal authorities to keep the capital city safe. Some windows […]

200 Illinois Guard Troops Will Go To DC To Aid Inauguration

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker is sending about 200 members of the Illinois National Guard to Washington, D.C., to help with security at next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Pritzker announced Tuesday that the guard members would travel to Washington in advance of Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration at the U.S. Capitol, which a mob […]

News Around Illinois – May 22, 2020

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Pritzker Says No Decision Yet On Holding State Fairs This Summer SPRINGFIELD – Governor J.B. Pritzker says no decision has been made yet on whether Illinois’ two state fairs can be held safely this summer. Illinois’ two fairs are scheduled for later in the summer: August 13-23 for the Illinois State Fair in Springfield and […]