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Springfield Capitol boards up, police take extra precautions in case of riots

Illinois State Capital building seen from a rooftop in downtown Springfield, IL on Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020.
By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter January 15, 2021
With President-elect Biden’s inauguration days away, the state of Illinois prepares for potential insurrection riots by boarding up Capitol windows and deploying 550 Illinois National Guard members to Washington D.C. and Springfield.

Bost stands by Trump, opposes election results and impeachment

President Donald J. Trump shakes hands with Congressman Mike Bost during the Murphysboro campaign rally, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at the Southern Illinois Airport. (Isabel Miller | @IsabelMillerDE)
By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief January 14, 2021
Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) continues to support President Donald Trump by opposing impeachment and disputing the results of the 2020 election despite the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

Rep. Cori Bush introduces resolution to expel Republicans for Capitol riots

Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump's continued claims of election fraud in an attempt to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C.Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump's continued claims of election fraud in an attempt to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
By Jason Flynn, Staff Reporter January 13, 2021
Representative Cori Bush introduced a resolution to investigate and potentially expel members of the United States House of Representatives, “who have sought to overturn the 2020 Presidential election” on Monday.

Illinois congressman one of just 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump a second time

President Donald J. Trump addresses the crowd during the Murphysboro campaign rally, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at the Southern Illinois Airport. (Isabel Miller | @IsabelMillerDE)
By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief January 13, 2021
Representative Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), was one of just 10 Republicans who voted to impeach President Donald Trump a second time. 

Springfield prepares for possibility of armed riots on inauguration day

Springfield prepares for possibility of armed riots on inauguration day
By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter January 12, 2021
The FBI released a memo on Jan. 11 to law enforcement organizations across the country warning them of possible armed riots on Inauguration Day at every state capitol.

Pelosi asks military about keeping Trump from nuclear codes

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
By Billy House and Nick Wadhams, Bloomberg News, Tribune Content Agency January 8, 2021
 WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked the nation’s top military officer about preventing an “unhinged” President Donald Trump from initiating a nuclear strike — something he has the sole authority to do.

Schumer calls for immediate removal of Trump after Capitol chaos

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. (Win McNamee/Getty Images/TNS)
By Chris Sommerfeldt, New York Daily News, Tribune Content Agency January 7, 2021
Soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday called for President Donald Trump to be “immediately” removed from office over his incitement of a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol — and at least one congressional Republican agrees with the idea.

Rep. Mike Bost calls riots “un-American” despite signing brief in support of lawsuit challenging election results

Congressman Mike Bost addresses the crowd with President Donald J. Trump, during the Murphysboro campaign rally, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at the Southern Illinois Airport. (Isabel Miller | @IsabelMillerDE)
By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief January 6, 2021
Rep. Mike Bost, a Republican representing Illinois 12th district, assured his supporters he was safe after pro-Trump extremists stormed the Capitol on Wednesday while lawmakers were certifying the election results.

Gov. JB Pritzker calls for immediate impeachment and removal of Trump

Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump's continued claims of election fraud in an attempt to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C.Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump's continued claims of election fraud in an attempt to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief January 6, 2021
Gov. JB Pritzker released a statement on Wednesday calling for the immediate impeachment and removal of President Donald Trump after far-right extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol. 

Pro-Trump protesters storm Capitol during Electoral College certification, causing lockdown

Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump's continued claims of election fraud in an attempt to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C.Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump's continued claims of election fraud in an attempt to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
By Chris Marquette, Katherine Tully-McManus and Chris Cioffi CQ-Roll Call, Tribune Content Agency January 6, 2021
WASHINGTON — Supporters of President Donald Trump who want Congress to overturn his Electoral College loss clashed with Capitol Police, breached barriers and stormed into the Capitol on Wednesday, while lawmakers were in the midst of certifying the election results, causing a lockdown of the Capitol campus.

Biden picks Connecticut schools chief for secretary of education

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and Miguel Cardona, the state's education commissioner, talked during a forum on improving public school education.
By Jennifer Epstein and Andrew Kreighbaum Bloomberg News, Tribune Content Agency December 22, 2020
WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Miguel Cardona, the Connecticut schools chief who has advocated for reopening schools amid the coronavirus crisis, as his pick for secretary of education, a person familiar with the matter said.

Opinion- Kamala Harris: The truth behind identity politics

Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speak after the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University's Health and PE Center on Sept. 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas.
By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Staff Reporter November 30, 2020
In 2008, Barack Obama made history when he became the first African American president. At nine years old it mattered to me that someone who looked like me was now the leader of this country.
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