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Quinn Sends State Troopers To Chicago

Illinois State Police

Illinois State Police troopers are coming to help Chicago cops. Governor Pat Quinn is sending 40 troopers in response to a request from Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Two dozen teams made up of five Chicago police officers and two state troopers will be working in Chicago neighborhoods.

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says the goal is to get guns off the streets.

"Fugitive apprehension is the simplest way to reduce crime because they’re wanted today. You put handcuffs on them and they don’t commit a crime tomorrow or later on today," McCarthy said.

The teams will focus on apprehending suspects with known violent criminal histories and those wanted by law enforcement.