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Governor Activates Illinois National Guard Units Ahead Of Inauguration

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker answers questions from the media during his daily press briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic from his office at the Illinois State Capitol, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Springfield, Ill. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP, Pool)

Governor J.B. Pritzker is activating several Illinois National Guard units ahead of President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Approximately 200 members have been called to active service to help ensure safety and security on January 20th’s Inauguration Day. Forces activated include about 100 Military Police soldiers out of Bloomington, a small medical team, and approximately 45 airmen out of Scott Air Force Base and units based in Springfield and Peoria.

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