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.

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“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.

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The group is calling for more police resources and better communication within the justice system.

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They are drafting an action plan to present to Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd).

CBS 2 Chicago Staff