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

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

CHICAGO (TOC) — Chicago aldermen will contemplate a drag racing ordinance Monday as a video within the West Loop has individuals calling for motion.

A number of members of Metropolis Council are sponsoring an ordinance that will permit the town to impound automobiles and provides hefty fines. A committee will take a look at that new ordinance Monday.

Aldermen and members of a number of Southwest Facet communities are anticipated to collect Tuesday morning to advertise the proposed ordinance.

A vote by the Metropolis Council is then anticipated 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 reveals vehicles drag racing and doing road 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 individuals 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 practically 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 realize 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 Neighborhood Group

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

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

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