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The Illinois National Guard is helping to respond in the fight against COVID-19 across the state. Rumors of what they have been up to and their mission in Illinois has often been passed on Facebook and other social media platforms.


Brigadier General Richard Neely, Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard wants to dispel rumors of what his members are up too. He says right now there are a few missions, opening a testing station in Rosemont and having engineers assess closed hospitals in case any of them need to be reopened to house patients.



Neely says they are also helping sort, stock and deliver medical supplies that the state is receiving in big shipments.

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