CHICAGO (AP) — Governor Pat Quinn says he’ll deploy state police to help deal with Chicago violence if Mayor Rahm Emanuel asks for it. The governor says he won’t “impose anything” on any municipality. His comments follow a Fourth of July weekend in Chicago in which 15 people were slain.
Senator Dick Durbin urged the Senate Tuesday to re-introduce a bill he co-sponsored for tougher background checks on gun sales and a crackdown on trafficking and straw purchase of guns. He cited the recent violence in Chicago during his pleas on the Senate floor.