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National Guard troops could be deployed to reduce violence in Chicago

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CHICAGO (WKOW) -- While some Illinois lawmakers want National Guard troops deployed to help reduce violence on Chicago's streets, Chicago's mayor and the city's top law enforcement officials are not embracing the idea.

There have been at least 113 homicides in Chicago this year. But crime statistics show the number of murders isn't worse than previous years.

Last week, a Madison man confessed to killing four people in a shooting spree in Chicago.

Officials say James Larry, 32, of Madison told police he shot his wife and even month old son in a Chicago home and also two of his nieces. Larry's wife and one nice were pregnant. His mother and 13-year-old nephew were shot and severely hurt. Larry is charged with four counts of first degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.

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