City Council considers drag racing ordinance as video shows cars doing stunts in West Loop

City Council considers drag racing ordinance as video shows cars doing stunts in West Loop

CHICAGO (TOC) — A Chicago Metropolis Countil committee thought of a drag racing ordinance Monday as a video within the West Loop has folks calling for motion.

The proposed new ordinance would enable the town to impound automobiles and provides hefty fines to tug racers.

“It’s an absolute recipe for catastrophe and it’s only a matter of time earlier than individuals are killed in these incidents,” thirty second Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly stated.

Alderman Reilly has spearheaded numerous legislative crackdowns to boost fines and penalties. He stated these crimes must be higher enforced and says this ordinance may assist officers accomplish that.

“This is a matter that impacts the whole metropolis,” the alderman stated. “There are communities on the North Aspect, the Northwest Aspect, the West Aspect and the Southwest Aspect and South Sides of Chicago which are plagued with this.”

Some aldermen and other people from the Southwest Aspect communities are anticipated to assemble Tuesday morning to advertise this proposed ordinance. Metropolis Council is then anticipated to vote on it on Wednesday.

Neighbors stated the intersection of Monroe and Clinton streets was blocked off for hours in a single day Saturday.

The sounds of screeching tires woke neighbors out of their sleep.

Video exhibits vehicles drag racing and doing avenue stunts on the street, which Breckenridge stated lasted for hours, beginning round 2 a.m. Sunday.

“The police got here, however they did not have sufficient police to do something about it as a result of there have been most likely over 100 folks right here,” Breckenridge stated.

She stated when extra officers had been in a position to reply, issues escalated extra.

Police stated simply earlier than 4:30 a.m., fireworks had been being thrown at them from the higher degree of a parking storage.

One officer was hit and almost an hour later a 17-year-old boy was arrested, police stated. He is now charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.

“It is actually unlucky as a result of, yeah, you already know what? All of us did dumb issues as youngsters, however that is to a different degree and it is harmful for the general public,” stated Julie Darling with West Loop Group Group

Darling is hoping extra is completed to maintain the reckless driving off the streets

“I simply hope the town goes to deal with it,” she stated.

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