Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will not dispatch the Illinois National Guard to Chicago to stem gun violence.
The Republican on Wednesday said, "the National Guard is not for neighborhood policing."
He dismissed suggestions that he call up the state militia after 74 people were shot in the city last weekend. At least 11 were killed.
Chicago police have ordered 600 additional officers to the affected neighborhoods through the weekend.
Rauner told reporters in Peoria, "the violence in Chicago is heartbreaking, it's got to end."