FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
With news stories across the country, including Chicago, reporting on massive safety precautions being taken by businesses and residents, it’s disconcerting to see so many cities ‘boarding up’ their downtown districts. After a summer of chaos and destruction, this situation raises a legitimate question to the elected leadership charged with providing safety for the public.
Will Mayor Lightfoot and Governor Pritzker take all of the necessary safety precautions to keep our communities and our residents safe in the face of potential unrest?
It is my hope that we do not have a repeat of what was allowed to occur this past summer. I look forward to hearing from both the mayor and the governor regarding all of the safety measures they are enacting to preserve law and order over the next coming days regardless of the outcome of the election.
It’s imperative that the public is reassured that their safety and well-being will not be jeopardized or exploited for political purposes.
Commissioner Sean M. Morrison
17th District – Cook County
CONTACT: Sean.Morrison@cookcountyil.gov or call 708-349-1336 (P)