SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IOCI RADIO) – Gov. JB Pritzker is calling on Congress to repay the Illinois National Guard for it’s mission in D.C. earlier this year.
The federal government owes the Guard about $31 million for security provided at the Capitol after the January 6 riots. If that money doesn’t come soon, the shortfall will affect operations and guard member paychecks, according to Illinois Adjutant General Major Richard Neely.
Pritzker is urging the U.S. Senate to immediately take up legislation providing the payment.