Activists Urge Pritzker To Deploy National Guard To Chicago

A group of community activists is urging Governor Pritzker to declare a state of emergency and have the Illinois National Guard deployed to Chicago. The group made the demand yesterday, pointing to the city’s surging summer gun violence. Former City Council candidate Raul Montes, Jr said the National Guard is needed because Mayor Lightfoot can’t control the city. Four aldermen proposed the deployment of the National Guard to the city last week. However, the measure was referred to committee for further discussion. Lightfoot accused the four aldermen of grandstanding.