CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer has been charged with breaching the U.S. Capitol and entering a senator’s office during the Jan. 6 insurrection. Twenty-nine-year-old Karol Chwiesiuk was arrested Friday and faces five misdemeanor counts. A criminal complaint says Chwiesiuk broke into a senator’s office along with a mob. Prosecutors also say that two days […]
CHICAGO — Federal authorities say they have charged an Illinois couple who posed for a photograph inside the U.S. Capitol decked out in Trump attire during the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection. Forty-six-year-old Christina Gerding and 50-year-old Jason Gerding of Quincy were arrested Thursday on charges including violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. In […]
CHICAGO — Prosecutors say a suburban Chicago man has been arrested on a federal charge that he threatened to take the lives of President-elect Joseph Biden and other Democrats at the upcoming inauguration in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago said in a news release that Louis Capriotti was arrested Tuesday near his […]
WASHINGTON – Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL16) has become the third Republican member of Congress to call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. Kinzinger said in a statement Tuesday that Trump is responsible for whipping up “an angry mob” that stormed the Capitol last week, leaving five dead. He says “there is no doubt in my […]
On January 6, Morris Elementary School Principal Dave Raffel and his family stayed glued to the news until late at night as a mob of pro-Trump…
Wednesday’s violent insurrection at the Capitol led to the death of five people. Some lawmakers and others worry that it was just the beginning of what’s to come.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden: 7:10 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has accepted the resignation of Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger a day after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol. The Kentucky Republican said Thursday in a statement that he had earlier […]
5:45 p.m. Update SPRINGFIELD – Republican congressmen from Illinois are denouncing the pro-Trump extremists who stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday. Amid the chaos and evacuations of legislators and staff, reaction is coming in slowly. In a statement, Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL13) says he and his staff are safe. He calls this a “sad day […]