Illinois National Guard dispels rumors of military action related to COVID-19

Brig. Gen. Richard Neely, adjutant general of the Illinois National Guard, addresses rumors about the Guard's involvement in the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference Monday in Chicago. He said the Guard is assisting by setting up testing centers and other civil action, not preparing for military action as has been rumored on social media. (Credit: blueroomstream.com)

‘Citizen soldiers’ providing ‘professional skills to help out,’ general says

The Illinois National Guard is assisting the state’s COVID-19 response by setting up testing centers and other civil action, not preparing for military action as has been rumored on social media, its adjutant general said during a news briefing on the virus Monday.

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