Chicago Police Officer Charged In Capitol Insurrection

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 […]

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 […]