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Blagojevich: State Troopers Could Help Stem Chicago Violence

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Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is raising the possibility of using state police troopers to help Chicago fight a recent increase in violence. Blagojevich says he’ll meet with officials today to discuss all the options.

BLAGOJEVICH: I’m offering the resources of this state to the city to work in a constructive way with Mayor Daley to do everything we possibly can to help him end this violence and stop this violence, help provide more manpower, help provide some help so the Chicago Police Department doesn’t continue to be outgunned and outmanned.

Blagojevich says Mayor Richard Daley didn’t ask for any help. In a statement, the mayor’s office says it is difficult to comment on the plan before hearing the details.

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