From Congressman Randy Hultgren:
“I was greatly disturbed when I heard about the two men from Aurora who were charged last night for conspiring to aid the Islamic State’s efforts against our country and our allies.
“I am incredibly proud of the Illinois National Guard and the FBI whose coordinated and determined efforts led to the arrests of these two men.
“I applaud their commitment to the safety and protection of the citizens of Illinois, the Illinois guardsmen and our nation.
“I await additional information regarding the motives behind the conspiracy, and I am confident that justice will prevail.
“These unsettling situations remind us to remain vigilant every day and remain alert for suspicious activity.”