Category Archives: Illinois

Illinois man accused of fighting National Guard troops during riot at US Capitol

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CHICAGO — Federal authorities have arrested an Illinois man who they say can be seen on video fighting with National Guard members outside the U.S. Capitol during the deadly insurrection on Jan. 6. Mathew Capsel, who also apparently goes by the name Mateo Q Capsel in social media posts, was arrested Tuesday on charges of […]

Illinois lawmaker tapped as next ranking member on House Veterans’ Affairs committee

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House Republican leaders on Wednesday named Illinois Rep. Mike Bost as their top veterans policy voice for the next congressional session, tapping him to replace retiring Tennessee Rep. Phil Roe as ranking member on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Bost, 59, was selected over Michigan Rep. Jack Bergman to lead minority party work on the […]