Heightened Security Remains In Place At Illinois State Capitol Over Protest ConcernsThere was noticeable heightened security at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield on Sunday.
Springfield Prepares For Possible Armed Protests Ahead Of Inauguration, But All Quiet So Far This WeekendCBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports only about a dozen protesters showed up for what was dubbed the “Save Our State” rally at noon outside the Illinois State Capitol complex.
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.
Chief Of Staff For Illinois House Speaker Welch Tests Positive For COVID-19; Lawmakers And Staff Urged To Self-IsolateThe chief of staff to newly-elected Illinois House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch tested positive for COVID-19 while lawmakers were in Springfield this week for the lame duck session and the inauguration of the new Illinois General Assembly.
State Rep. Darren Bailey Recovering After Collapsing During House SessionIllinois state Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) was recovering Sunday after a medical scare during a state House session in Springfield.
Illinois Lawmakers Couldn't Meet Often in 2020 Because Of The Pandemic, But That May Change In 2021; 'At Least 22 Other States Have Been Operating Virtually'"I've been talking to my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and I think there is an openness to moving forward now."
Slaveholder Douglas' Statue To Be Removed From Capitol LawnThe board of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol voted Wednesday to remove a statue of the senator and a statue of early settler Pierre Menard because both profited from slavery.
Illinois Launches Campaign To Prevent Abuse Of Seniors
Speaker Michael Madigan Calls For Removal Of Stephen Douglas Portrait, Statue From Illinois State Capitol“Memorializing people and a time that allowed slavery and fostered bigotry and oppression has no place in the Illinois House," Madigan said.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library And Museum To Reopen Wednesday In SpringfieldMuseum officials said the property has been cleaned and protective barriers also are installed in some places. Tickets must be purchased in advance online or over the phone.
2 Killed, 1 Critically Wounded In Shooting At Bunn-O-Matic Warehouse In Springfield; Gunman Found DeadTwo employees were killed and another was critically injured Friday morning at a warehouse in central Illinois, all apparently shot by a coworker who was found fatally shot in his car later in the day, police said.