In a statement by Rittenhouse’s legal team at Pierce Bainbridge, provided to the Gateway Pundit, “after Kyle finished his work that day as a community lifeguard in Kenosha, he wanted to help clean up some of the damage, so he and a friend went to the local public high school to remove graffiti by rioters.”
“Later in the day, they received information about a call for help from a local business owner, whose downtown Kenosha auto dealership was largely destroyed by mob violence,” the statement continues. “Business owner needed help to protect what he had left of his life’s work, including two nearby mechanic’s shops. Kyle and a friend armed themselves with rifles due to the deadly violence gripping Kenosha and many other American cities, and headed to the business premises. The weapons were in Wisconsin and never crossed state lines.”
What that means is that Rittenhouse is clear on IL charges--as are, presumably, his parents. If any federal charges might have applied, he's clear on those, too. On the other hand, the WI weapons charge--a misdemeanor for Rittenhouse, a minor--remains, and whoever supplied Rittenhouse with the rifle is in felony trouble.
Additionally, while Rittenhouse did a dumb thing, the fact that he didn't travel to Kenosha with a rifle he obtained in IL tends to make him look more dumb and less intent on hurting anyone.