Mike Karuse
CBS Chicago
Sept. 22, 2013

Gov. Pat Quinn says he would consider using state resources to help combat Chicago street violence, but only if city officials want the assistance.

Quinn did not specifically veto the idea of deploying Guard members in Chicago.
Quinn did not specifically veto the idea of deploying Guard members in Chicago.

Speaking on this week’s mass shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, Quinn was asked whether there have been discussions about sending in the state police or Illinois National Guard to assist Chicago police.

The governor said he’s had no specific conversations but noted state police are helping patrol in East St. Louis, another city that has its challenges with violent crime.

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