Stars and Stripes stripes.com 13 Jan, 2021 18:00 am

200 Illinois National Guard troops will go to DC to aid inauguration

200 Illinois National Guard troops will go to DC to aid inauguration
Maj. Gen. Richard Neely, commander of the Illinois National Guard, said in a statement that "supporting the presidential inauguration is a great opportunity for the Illinois National Guard to be part of history and represent the state of Illinois."

200 Illinois National Guard troops will go to DC to aid inauguration SPRINGFIELD, Ill.Pritzker is sending about 200 members of the Illinois National Guard to Washington, D.Richard Neely, commander of the Illinois National Guard, said in a statement that "supporting the presidential inauguration is a great opportunity for the Illinois National Guard to be part of history and represent the state of Illinois."In the wake of the recent incident at the Capitol, ensuring a peaceful transfer of power to the Biden administration is of the utmost importance," Pritzker said in a statement.

" Pritzker has also increased security about the Illinois Statehouse in Springfield following the FBI's warning that state capitol buildings and Washington could be targeted around Biden's swearing in.Pritzker announced Tuesday that the Guard members would travel to Washington in advance of Biden's Jan.

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