(WEEK) -- The Illinois National Guard members who were deployed to the nation's Capitol to assist with President Joe Biden's inauguration have returned back to the state.
According to the Guard's Facebook account, the members returned home Tuesday night.
The Illinois National Guard was part of a larger force including other states' National Guards, which totaled about 25,000 members.
The Guard members departed to Washington, D.C. on January 14 to assist local law enforcement agencies.
The deployment was usual protocol, according to Guard member Jacob Moushon, but the security issue this year was elevated after a mob overtook the Capitol building one week prior to Inauguration Day in an attempt to stop the Electoral Vote certification process.
No major protests were reported at the Capitol at Biden's inauguration.