Illinois lawmakers, law enforcement officials and victims of crime gathered Monday in what is being called a crime summit.
The event at the University of Illinois-Chicago was an effort to get feedback and legislative solutions to reduce violence in the community.
Representative LaShawn Ford said all aspects of the criminal justice system “need to work together to deter crime.”
Senator Chapin Rose introduced anti-crime legislation that didn’t go anywhere in Springfield, including more state funding for police departments.
The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus pushed through several criminal justice reform measures this year, including police certification, body cameras, and the elimination of cash bail.