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Illinois State University

Despite divisiveness, the Center for Civic Engagement wanted students to attend and contribute in the inauguration process through an Illinois State University Discord channel. 

Students were invited Wednesday to join other college students from around the country for a live, virtual viewing and conversation during the inauguration. Discord is an instant messaging and digital distribution platform designed for creating communities.

Pritzker Activates National Guard As FBI Warns Of State Capitol Protests

Jan 15, 2021
Capitol News Illinois photos by Peter Hancock

Gov. JB Pritzker has activated 250 members of the Illinois National Guard amid FBI warnings of potential armed protests at the 50 U.S. state capitols in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Crews could also be seen Friday placing plywood over the windows of the Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield.

Guard members at a gate
Ted S. Warren / AP

Members of the Illinois National Guard from units based in Peoria and Bloomington will be activated to help with next week's inauguration in Washington.