‘This is part of mainstream America’: Ordinariness of Illinois’ alleged Jan. 6 Capitol rioters shows growing threat of political violence

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Chicago Tribune

They came from the city, the suburbs and from deep Downstate. Some allegedly conducted themselves like brawlers, others wandered around like tourists. All have come under the federal hammer. Nineteen people from Illinois have been charged so far for allegedly taking part in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Six have pleaded guilty. One has received a short jail sentence. The rest are still going through the system, facing charges that, if they result in conviction, could yield anything from probation to serious time behind bars. The courts’ slow march could soon quicken — three mor…

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