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Illinois lawmakers want National Guard in Chicago

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Posted: Apr 25, 2010 9:08 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: John Fritchey, LaShawn Ford, Pat Quinn, Chicago, Illinois, National Guard

Two Illinois lawmakers say violence in Chicago is so bad, the National Guard must be called in to help.

Chicago Democratic Reps. John Fritchey and LaShawn Ford asked Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday to deploy troops.

Last week seven people were killed and 18 wounded in one night, mostly by gunfire. Fritchey says Chicago has had 113 homicide victims this year.

Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis says he doubts the National Guard is the best answer.

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