On Thursday, Elgin Mayor Ron Ramirez issued a statement on the previous day's rioting that broke into the U.S. Capitol building in response to Congress counting the electoral votes from the November 2020 presidential election.
Dear Citizens of Elgin,
As we watched the troubling events unfold in our nation's capital yesterday, it is heartening to see that violence and intimidation did not stop the righteous Constitutional process from being completed. Let us give each other room to pray for guidance, strength and unity, for even through these turbulent times, we are Americans still, and we are a greater nation together.
Your Mayor, Ron Ramirez
Read the statement, including a version in Spanish, here.