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USA TODAY NETWORK Members of the Illinois National Guard stand posted at a road closure along East Capitol Avenue in front of the Illinois State Capitol on Jan. 17, 2021, in Springfield, Ill.
A heavy police presence, fortified by members of the Illinois National Guard called up by Gov. JB Pritzker, remained at the Illinois Capitol on Sunday.
Barricades closing off streets around the Capitol went up about 8 a.M. Sunday.
Springfield Police Deputy Chief Joshua Stuenkel said the barricades were put up “out of an abundance of caution for possible events.”
Illinois State Police spokeswoman Mindy Carroll said ISP wanted to have “all available resources” in case of any incidents at the Capitol or any other State of Illinois buildings. “It’s always better to prepared than not be prepared.”
– Steven Spearie, (Springfield, Ill.) State Journal-Register
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