Illinois State Rep. Younge Robbed at Gunpoint in Home Saturday, March 29, 2008 EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — A 77-year-old Illinois state representative is happy to be alive after a man with a gun pushed his way into her home and robbed her of $7. Wyvetter H. Younge was not injured in the robbery that occurred around noon Friday. Younge said she thought her son had knocked on her door and opened it, but instead found an armed man. He told her to get on her hands and knees, then grabbed her purse and ran. Younge, a Democrat, said she didn't recognize the man, who wore a red hat and red jacket and dark pants. She said she's going to pray for him. "This robbery and what's happening to this community is the result of a lack of a supportive system for our youth. We need jobs," she said. "This happened in broad daylight at noon. We need a mental health support system. This is further evidence of that." Illinois State Police are investigating. 2006 Based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionnaire sent to all state legislative candidates in 2006, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund assigned Representative Younge a grade of F (with grades ranging from a high of A+ to a low of F).