Illinois Representative Adam Kizinger leading today’s January 6 hearing – Greeley Tribune

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Illinois Republican US Rep. Adam Kinzinger will take to the national stage on Thursday as he prepares to chair a hearing of the committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol.

A vocal critic of former President Donald Trump, Kizinger is one of just two GOP members on the committee. The other is Republican US Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming.

While Trump and his supporters have dubbed the panel a “witch hunt,” Kizinger and Cheney have also praised him for being the only GOP officials to participate. But Kizinger said his involvement has sparked recent death threats.

Before Thursday’s hearing begins, see what we’ve learned from the January 6 hearing and what lies ahead.

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When Richard Irwin became mayor of Aurora five years ago, he named Michael Peggs—a close childhood friend—as one of his most trusted aides at Aurora City Hall. In addition to naming Peggs as Aurora’s chief information officer, Irwin also empowered him to help run online Aurora, a semi-city agency that manages and manages access to state-owned, high-speed Internet lines. sells.

But by 2018, Pegues’ leadership had come under scrutiny. Records show that when he was chairman of the board of Online, it sponsored events for his wife’s early business. And two contractors told police that Peggs fired them for not paying to sponsor his wife’s events. Peggs told the Tribune that he had done nothing inappropriate, and that Irwin had not been implicated in any wrongdoing. But the allegations are taking on new relevance as Irwin battles to win the Republican nomination for governor on Tuesday.

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From the next school year, dress code policies in Chicago’s public schools can no longer prohibit head coverings tied to race, ethnicity, or hair texture, a change that has been approved without discussion by the Chicago Board of Education.

The Tribune last month found a comprehensive review of school dress code policies that more than 115 public schools in the district banned hair-care items such as do-rags, wave caps, head-wraps, bonnets and bandanas. Some students of color who spoke with the Tribune said the ban on protective head coverings made them feel like their identities or parts of their culture were not welcome in the school.

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Chicago speed cameras will continue to issue tickets to drivers speeding at least 6 mph over the limit — for now — with aides to Mayor Lori Lightfoot trying to delay a vote on raising the minimum for speeding citations. used a parliamentary maneuver for

The move to block a vote that would repeal Lightfoot’s one-sign policy brought temporary relief to him and safety advocates who have recently reported accidents involving pedestrians, including young children, on Chicago’s streets. But the alarm has sounded. The low ticket limit has also netted tens of millions of dollars in the city’s coffers.

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Chicago Superintendent of Police David Brown said a 19-year-old man was seriously injured after he was shot multiple times at a gathering on North Avenue Beach on Tuesday night. One person was taken into custody after a large gathering of youths.

“It’s not illegal to come to the beach if you’re a young person. It’s never going to happen. But at the same time, if you break the law, regardless of your age, we’re going to hold you accountable ,” Brown said. “So what we have done is, obviously, added several layers of security measures, including bag checking, officer presence, very aggressive patrolling, very active policing around beaches.”

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Born in 1972, five years after Title IX was passed, Chicago Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts was among the first generation of girls to benefit from the amendment, which included sporting opportunities. She remembered playing T-ball at age 5, and by the time she reached high school, volleyball, softball, basketball, and track had filled her calendar. Recently he has started playing tennis with his wife Brooke.

Ricketts said of the sport, “It’s hard to say how it has affected my life – and it has made me who I am today.” “Sports teaches you about being a teammate, it teaches you to put yourself out there, it teaches you to work really hard, it teaches you resilience, it teaches you how to work hard as long as you don’t. There is no shame in failing till you work hard or try something new.

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A spin around Lake Michigan easily exceeds 1,000 miles and 18 hours of road time when following the shoreline instead of the Interstate. This is no vacation for the driver, or less free time for the passengers.

Another option: shorten the loop by using a two-car ferry to cross the Great Lakes, which turns the getaway into a one-tank trip and adds oceanic adventures while exploring smaller parts of Michigan and Wisconsin.

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