Republican U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger set to visit district this week during break in Congress

Stops planned in Princeton, Dixon, Sycamore, Belvidere, Peru

With a break in congressional action, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger is scheduled to make the rounds within his district this week.

Kinzinger, R-Channahon, has stops planned Tuesday through Thursday in Princeton, Dixon, Sycamore, Belvidere and Peru.

The congressman who represents Illinois’ 16th Congressional District made national headlines when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., appointed him to a special committee to investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. He joined Republican U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming as the lone Republicans on the panel, both selected by the leader of the opposition party. Kinzinger and Cheney were among the 10 House Republicans to vote for Trump’s second impeachment.

While in the district, Kinzinger plans to meet up with a Rotary Club, visit a dairy farm in Sycamore and get a tour of the Dixon YMCA, with stops in four factories in Dixon, Belvedere and Peru. None of the visits is open to the public.

Kinzinger has said his participation on the Jan. 6 committee is about finding out the truth of what happened that day.

“Like all Americans, I am frustrated that six months after a deadly riot breached the U.S. Capitol for several hours on live TV we still don’t know exactly what happened. Why? Because many in my party have treated this as just another partisan fight,” Kinzinger told the committee last week in his opening remarks. “It’s toxic, and it’s a disservice to the officers and their families, to the staff and employees on the Capitol Complex, and to the American people who deserve the truth.”


Derek Barichello

Derek Barichello

Derek is a Streator High and University of Illinois graduate. He worked at the Albany-Herald in Albany, Ga., and for Sauk Valley Media in Sterling, before returning to his hometown paper. He's now news editor for both the NewsTribune and The Times.