Paris Schutz | June 1, 2020, 8:35 pm
Ald. Anthony Beale, 9th Ward, lamented the weekend’s staggeringly high crime statistics: 27 homicides, 92 shooting victims from Friday night to Sunday night.
Beale has called for 3,000 National Guardsmen to be deployed to keep peace in the neighborhoods, even as Gov. J.B. Pritzker has ordered 250 more Monday to be deployed across the state; he send 375 to Chicago on Sunday.
“They’re trying to protect downtown at the expense of the communities, while we’re fighting for resources,” Beale said. “There was nothing in place for the South Side, West Side or North Side, so that’s why you see chaos happening right now.”