State Sen. Heather Steans and State Rep. Greg Harris have announced a community Town Hall Meeting to address the issues of public safety. It's in response to the community's concerns and anger over the recent violence and gun battles in our streets.
The meeting will be held Wednesday, July 30th, at the Truman College Cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.
23rd District Commander Kathleen Boehmer will be present. Ald. Helen Shiller has been invited, but it's not certain whether she can attend. (Note: The meeting conflicts with Ald. Shiller's scheduled appearance on CAN-TV.)
Cmdr. Boehmer confirms that there have been eight warrants issued and six arrests made at the problem building at Magnolia and Wilson already. There are two outstanding warrants.
We urge everyone who read and comments on this blog to attend the meeting. Posting here helps build a sense of community and helps make people aware of the problems and joys of life in Uptown, but it's no substitute for action, and activism.
Let's have a huge turnout at this meeting to see what we, as citizens who are fed up with living with fear and crime, can do to create a community that's safe and healthy.
UPDATE: Here's a flyer for the event. We strongly suggest you print it and distribute it to your neighbors who may not be aware of the meeting. The more of us who are aware and active, the stronger a statement we make.