Chicago police agree to increase overnight patrols in effort to help protect street vendors in Little Village: community leaders
byABC7 Chicago Digital Team via
Thursday, January 12, 2023 4:34AM
CHICAGO (WLS) — Community leaders in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood say Chicago police have agreed to increase overnight patrols to protect street vendors.
Community organizers say it’s part of an effort to stop armed robberies targeting vendors along 26th Street.
Just last week, Little Village street vendors made a public appeal to the city for increased security.
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We reached out to CPD for comment.
They’ve said they are planning to increase visibility in areas where street vendors have been targeted.
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