CHICAGO (CBS) — Out-of-control violence and a looming hot holiday weekend have almost two dozen aldermen demanding answers from Chicago Police Supt. David Brown. On Wednesday, the city council scheduled a virtual special meeting on Friday at 11 a.m. to address the matter.
As CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reported Tuesday night, the aldermen – 25 at last count – were ready to call for a special City Council meeting to get those answers. They believe the city is in a state of emergency.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?
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This all came as the often-violent Fourth of July weekend is on the horizon.
Aldermen like Gilbert Villegas (36th) of the Northwest Side said the city’s residents are out of patience.MORE NEWS: Hyde Park Summer Fest Canceled Due To Increasing COVID-19 Cases
“The whole City Council and the mayor are not moving quick enough to address the violence,” Villegas said, “I think it’s something that my constituents are fed up with.”