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40 Illinois State Police Troopers to Help Chicago

The troopers will be assigned to the police department's Fugitive Unit

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    8/01/14: Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy was on the hot seat Friday, answering questions before a City Council committee about how the department collects and reports crime statistics. NBC Chicago's Mary Ann Ahern reports. (Published Friday, Aug 1, 2014)

    Forty Illinois State Troopers are being dispatched to Chicago to help the city's police department combat street violence during what is typically the most dangerous time of year.

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn announced Wednesday that the troopers will be assigned to the police department's Fugitive Unit. They will help apprehend wanted suspects with known violent criminal histories. Emanuel says the effort will last at least the next 30 days.

    McCarthy Answers Questions About Crime Stats

    [CHI] McCarthy Answers Questions About Crime Stats
    8/01/14: Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy was on the hot seat Friday, answering questions before a City Council committee about how the department collects and reports crime statistics. NBC Chicago's Mary Ann Ahern reports. (Published Friday, Aug 1, 2014)

    Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy last year rejected the idea of joining forces with the state police. But in the mayor's news release Wednesday, he welcomed the extra help.

    The police department already is combatting the typical summer surge in crime by dispatching hundreds of officers working overtime to the city's most troubled neighborhoods.

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