Conservatives Want To Boot Cheney, Kinzinger From House GOP

WASHINGTON — Conservative lawmakers want to boot Republican Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger out of the House GOP. That’s because the two defied party leaders and joined the chamber’s special committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack by supporters of then-President Donald Trump. The effort by the hard-right House Freedom Caucus faces uncertain prospects. […]

Northern Illinois Couple Latest Charged In Capitol Breach

CHICAGO — A northern Illinois couple is facing federal charges alleging they breached the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection. Seventy-one-year-old John Schubert and 61-year-old Amy Schubert of Crest Hill were charged in a criminal complaint filed in Washington with misdemeanor unlawful entry of a government building and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. They appeared separately […]

Trump-Supporting Illinois Couple Charged In US Capitol Riot

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 […]

Illinois Man Accused of Threatening Inauguration Violence

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 […]

IL Reps. Announce Trump Impeachment Votes: Kinzinger For; Miller Against

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 […]

The Latest: Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Quits After Capitol Riot

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 […]

Illinois Lawmakers React After Trump Supporters Storm Capitol

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 […]