The Department of Homeland Security will deploy about 150 agents to Chicago, Illinois, to help local law enforcement quell the increased violence in the city, the local Chicago Tribune newspaper reported on Monday citing sources familiar with the matter.

The city was informed of the plan but was not given any details as to what the agents will be doing specifically.

The plan is reportedly an expansion of Operation Legend, announced by the Justice Department in early July to assist local enforcement officials in fighting the surge in violence, starting with Kansas City.

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