The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is bringing in seven more agents to help fight violence in Chicago.
The agency will have at least 52 agents in the city by the end of the year.
The federal help comes after an especially deadly Independence Day weekend, with over 80 people shot and sixteen people killed.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder indicated that more help was coming last week.
He says the Justice Department is committed to helping Chicago keep its streets safe.
On Capitol Hill, Wednesday evening, some Illinois Congressmen highlighted the need for federal help.
Extra federal help is also coming from THE FBI, which is reassigning 20 more agents to its violent crime unit.
That unit already has 100 agents working in the most dangerous neighborhoods of Chicago.