Illinois National Guard to Be On-Duty in Springfield During Weekend

Illinois National Guard to Be On-Duty in Springfield During Weekend

SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois National Guard members will be on duty this weekend in Springfield in response to state capitols being threatened across the country.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Friday that members of the National Guard will be working closely with state Police and local and federal authorities to keep the capital city safe. Some windows at the State Capitol building were being boarded up Friday.

The Illinois Secretary of State’s office said it was “taking every measure available” to secure the Capitol complex and that it temporarily affixed plywood over certain windows “out of an abundance of caution.”

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