Pritzker Activates 250 National Guard Troops In Springfield Ahead Of Potential Armed ProtestsWith the FBI warning of threats to state capital cities leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, Gov. JB Pritzker has activated 250 members of the Illinois National Guard to provide security at state buildings in downtown Springfield.
Stimulus Check Update: 'I Believe We Have A Moral Obligation,' Says President-Elect Joe BidenPresident-elect Joe Biden disclosed plans for a $1.9 trillion stimulus package designed to counter the worsening COVID-19 pandemic and support the sinking economy.
Joe Biden To Detail Vaccine Plan Friday; Lori Lightfoot Says Chicago Doesn't Have Enough VaccinesFriday, President-elect Joe Biden will detail his plan to vaccinate 100 million Americans in his first 100 days in the White House.
Chicago Heights Man Accused Of Threatening Violence At Biden Inauguration; 'We Will Surround The Motherf***ing White House'Louis Capriotti, 45, was arrested near his home Tuesday morning, charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in Chicago.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Says He'll Fight For 'Working People' And 'Labor Unions' As Biden's Labor Secretary"Working people, labor unions, and those fighting every day for their shot at the middle class are the backbone of our economy and of this country," Walsh wrote in a tweet on Thursday.
Biden COVID Vaccine Rollout Means More Shots Could Be Coming Soon To Chicago"I am thrilled about the prospect being able to get more vaccine here in Chicago."
Trump Pledges 'Orderly Transition' After Congress Affirms Biden WinPresident Trump acknowledged his loss in the November 3 election for the first time overnight Thursday and said there "will be an orderly transition on January 20th."
Indiana Sen. Todd Young Will Vote To Certify President-Elect Joe Biden's Electoral College Win; Says 'Congress Must Fulfill Its Role'"I will uphold my Constitutional duty and certify the will of the states as presented. The people voted and the Electoral College voted. Congress must fulfill its role in turn," Young said.
Biden To Name Judge Merrick Garland As Attorney GeneralBiden is expected to announce Garland’s appointment on Thursday, along with other senior leaders of the department
Illinois Electors Cast All 20 Votes For Joe Biden For President"It's my fervent hope that we are indeed seeing the dawn of a very bright new day," elector Julia Kennedy Beckman, of Darien, said as she cast her vote.
Pritzker Slams 2 GOP Illinois Congressmen For Joining Texas Lawsuit Asking Supreme Court To Overturn Biden's Election Win"I don’t know why they would sign on, except for apparently undying commitment and loyalty to a failed president," Pritzker said.
Dow Jones Tops 30,000 For First Time Ever As Biden Transition Points To More Stable FutureThe Dow Jones crossed the 30,000 threshold for the first time ever Tuesday, fueled by news that suggests a more stable economy in the near future.
President Donald Trump Pursues Recount Of 2 Liberal Wisconsin CountiesThe recounts in Milwaukee and Dane counties could begin as soon as Thursday and must be done by Dec. 1.
Stimulus Package Update: What Will A Biden Administration Mean For More Aid?Containing the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuilding the economy top the list for the incoming Biden administration, and a stimulus package will be a key component.
U.S. Supreme Court To Consider Affordable Care Act TuesdayThe U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments, Tuesday, about the future of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.