Violent Crimes Soar Statewide as Pritzker Remains Silent

Violent Crimes Soar Statewide as Pritzker Remains Silent

Pritzker is quick to take credit for the positive headlines, but when it comes to leading on tough issues, he’s quick to distance himself and his administration from all responsibility.

September 24, 2021

Illinois is experiencing a crisis of historic proportions as violent crimes continue to ravage our communities. While Chicago is making national headlines for having more murders than any other U.S. city and is on a trajectory to have the highest homicide tally in a quarter century, the violence is not just contained to the state’s largest city. Highway shootings are grossly exceeding previous levels, violence is up in central and southwest Illinois, and shootings are negatively impacting Illinois children statewide. As this crisis continues to plague Illinois, Governor Pritzker is committed to his approach: silence.

Governor Pritzker’s refusal to lead and address this crisis is beyond unacceptable and puts Illinois families in danger as violent crimes continue to plague the state.
 

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