WATCH LIVE: Officers Give Harrowing Testimony Of Defending The Capitol On Jan. 6

Updated July 27, 2021 at 12:08 PM CST The select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is holding its first meeting Tuesday. Four police officers are giving testimony about the physical and verbal assaults they faced responding the the riot that day. The four officers — Harry Dunn and Aquilino Gonell […]

Illinois House Votes To Endorse ‘Abolition Amendment,’ D.C. Statehood

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House voted Wednesday to endorse a proposed U.S. constitutional amendment that would finally eliminate what some see as the last vestige of slavery in the United States – forced labor by people convicted of crimes and sentenced to prison. House Joint Resolution 7, by Rep. Mary Flowers, D-Chicago, calls for passage […]

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, […]

Photo Gallery: Biden Inauguration’s Field of Flags

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Capitol building is prepared for the inauguration ceremonies for President-elect Joe Biden as the “Field of Flags” are illuminated on the ground on the National Mall on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. in Washington, DC. Approximately 191,500 flags will cover part of the National Mall and will represent the American people who […]