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The Illinois National Guard was recently deployed to help protect the Illinois State Capitol and Washington D.C. during the inauguration. Now that the event is over the guard may be called up on to help speed the spread of COVID 19 vaccination efforts.
Illinois National Guard Commander Major General Richard Neely says they have helped support testing efforts for months and will be ready to assist where needed on the vaccination front.
A plan from the federal government is being rolled out, and Neely suspects more direction will come in the next few days about a possible mission for the guard.