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The Talker: Should the National Guard patrol Chicago streets?

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

A proposal made by former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich in 2008 to use the National Guard to control Chicago's crime was viewed as outlandish. It went nowhere.

Now, five years later, the violence problem has gotten so serious that there's real talk in Springfield about whether Governor Quinn should send in the National Guard to patrol the streets.

The action is Springfield on Tuesday was expected to be all about concealed carry, but a sidebar debate about how to stop the violence broke out among lawmakers.

There's growing desperation for safety on Chicago's south and west sides. Over the past week, more than 75 people have been shot in Chicago -- including a 5-year-old and a 7-year-old. At least two dozen people died.

So far, Governor Quinn has not responded to the request.

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