CHICAGO — Three more Illinois residents have been charged in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol after an investigation revealed their mobile devices were inside the building that day. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that investigators became aware of the devices after serving a search warrant on Google. Investigators compared the photographs on […]
Active duty police in major U.S. cities, including Chicago, appear on purported Oath Keepers rosters
WASHINGTON — Leaked records purportedly from a far-right organization suggest that its effort to recruit law enforcement officers has found some success in America’s largest cities. Investigations by NPR and WNYC/Gothamist show active officers in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago on the Oath Keepers membership roster, with Chicago showing the greatest representation of […]
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth says Congress needs to get the National Guard reimbursed for the half billion dollars it spent responding to the Jan. 6 insurrection and its aftermath on Capitol Hill. Duckworth said it does a disservice to service members to allow the issue to fester in limbo. “I mean, we spend […]
SPRINGFIELD — Members of the state’s task force on statues and monuments discussed ways to relocate the statue of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and improve the statue’s image in the context of King’s legacy in Illinois. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White testified Wednesday during the task force hearing that the […]
Police say the suspect, who has since died, rammed his car into a barrier and then lunged at officers with a knife. One officer was killed and another was injured.
WASHINGTON – President Biden has asked the director of national intelligence to draw up a comprehensive threat assessment on domestic violent extremism in the country as the new administration seeks to tackle what it calls a “serious and growing national security threat.” The move is one of several the White House press secretary announced Friday to address […]
Updated at 6:58 p.m. ET WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the sole article of impeachment for incitement to insurrection against former President Donald Trump will be delivered to the Senate on Monday and a trial against the Republican will begin the week of Feb. 8. “The Senate will conduct a trial on […]
WASHINGTON – Republican Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger is calling on President Donald Trump’s Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove him from office. Kinzinger made the remarks Thursday in a video posted to Twitter, responding to the violent mob that stormed Congress on Wednesday in an attempt to stop the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s […]
The late Supreme Court justice is the first woman to be given that honor. Watch the ceremony held by members of Congress, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, beginning at 10 a.m. ET.