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Chicago Crime Has Lawmakers Calling In Help

Two Illinois lawmakers say violence has become so rampant in Chicago that the National Guard must be called in to help.

A couple Chicago democratic representatives made a public plea to Governor Pat Quinn Sunday to deploy troops.

The request comes amid a recent surge in violent crime.

Chicago has had 113 homicides this year.

He says the police department has done a good job, but its resources are stretched thin.

The Chicago police superintendent says he appreciates the lawmakers' frustration and willingness to help, but doubts the National Guard is the best answer.

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