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: Jensen Elementary Mother Dies From COVID-19 After Daughter Exposed At School
“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: Woman Struck And Killed When Car Jumps Curb, Hits Building In Gresham
The group is calling for more police resources and better communication within the justice system.MORE NEWS: Cook County Gives $200,000 Grant To Social Service Agency Lawrence Hall
They are drafting an action plan to present to Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd).