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Huge Turnout at Uptown Town Hall Meeting

The ECB attended the Town Hall Meeting this evening which was held at Truman College to address the recent uptick in crime effecting our neighbors to the south. The Uptown community turned out in full force as every seat was filled while others stood in the back elbow to elbow. The meeting was hosted by State Representative Greg Harris and State Senator Heather Stearns. Other speakers on the panel included members from the Chicago Police and a representative from Alderman Shulters office. Alderman Helen Shiller was in attendence, but did not speak. Alderman Mary Ann Smith and Alerman Tom Tunney also had representatives in the crowd. The event seemed to be a worthwhile event, as there were a lot of positive ideas and thoughts shared. However as one speaker pointed out, it will only make a difference if some action is taken and not just talked about. If any of our board’s visitors attended the meeting, I would be curious to hear your thoughts/feedback on the meeting.

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