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From Fox Chicago:
There are new calls for Governor Bruce Rauner to declare a state of emergency in Chicago's most violent neighborhoods.Boykin's district includes West Garfield Park, Chicago's most violent neighborhood. Boykin wants the departments of Housing, Human Services, and Education to get involved too. Well, he is a Democrat.
With shootings and murders at a 16-year high, at least one elected leader is saying it's time for the Governor to call in other services to come in and help Chicago's communities.
Cook County Board Commissioner Richard Boykin is leading the charge. He wants Homeland Security dollars to go to special law enforcement units to help with gang and tactical units.