Gov. Quinn reacts to Boston Marathon explosions

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says he has reached out to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency after explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed two and injured many others.

He says nothing suggests there any connections to Illinois or Chicago. But the Chicago Democrat says Illinois must be on the alert.

Quinn characterized the explosions as "a potential terrorist incident" but said more facts need to come out.

Federal officials say two bombs exploded near the finish line of the marathon on Monday. Two people died and another 23 have been injured.

Some 27,000 runners took part in the 26.2-mile race, one of the world's premier marathons.

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