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Gov. Quinn open to sending National Guard to Chicago

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(KPLR) - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he's open to sending National Guard troops or state police to Chicago to help curb violence if city officials want help.

State police have helped in places like East St. Louis, but only when local authorities request their assistance.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hasn't approach the governor yet, but Quinn's comments follow a mass shooting at a Chicago park that wounded 13 people, including a three-year-old boy.