CHICAGO (CBS) — Near Northwest Side residents fed up with carjackings took matters into their own hands Thursday night.
Neighborhood activists in West Town and Ukrainian Village came together for a virtual town hall to discuss solutions to the crisis.READ MORE: Supt. Brown On Making Improvements Within CPD After His First Year On The Job: 'We Have To Gain The Community's Trust'
“We feel like we are held hostage by these criminals, and we don’t have any voice in this, and we feel helpless,” said Kimberly Shannon of the Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association.READ MORE: Chicago-Operated COVID-19 Vaccine Sites To Begin Accepting Walk-Ins Friday
The group is calling for more police resources and better communication within the justice system.MORE NEWS: Sources: CPD Officer Shoots Person Along Eisenhower Expressway In West Suburbs; Police Were Pursuing Person Of Interest In Shooting That Killed 7-Year-Old Jaslyn Adams
They are drafting an action plan to present to Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd).