State troopers, FBI to help fight gang violence in Chicago

Chicago is getting help from Springfield and Washington in its fight against gang violence.

Starting Thursday, 40 Illinois State Troopers will join local police in an intensified search for gang members wanted on murder warrants.

Additionally, the FBI is sending 65 more agents to the city’s high-crime neighborhoods.

They will work with Chicago police officers — mostly on Thursdays and Fridays — to prevent street violence.

The agents will also target street-corner drug sales, and round up illegal guns.

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