Durbin, Kirk push US Attorney nominee Fardon for gang crackdown

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Zachary Fardon isn’t even on the job yet,  but Illinois’ two U.S. senators already want him to get busy.

Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk met with the Chicago area’s nominee for U.S. Attorney Wednesday.

Durbin and Kirk say they want Fardon to go after the gang and gun violence that have plagued Chicago and kept its murder high.

Kirk says he wants authorities to take down the Gangster Disciples which would entail arresting about 18,000 people.

The senators recommended Fardon to become the next U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and last week President Obama formally nominated him.

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