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South suburban leaders condemn violence, pledge to strengthen communities


South suburban community leaders are reacting with words and actions in response to recent events that have heightened racial tensions and contributed to unrest in the region and throughout the nation.

Some remarks addressed the distinction between demonstrators exercising their rights to express free speech and criminals taking advantage of volatile situations to rob businesses.

“I support peaceful protest as a method of expression,” Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller, D-Lynwood, said in a statement issued Tuesday. “I do not condone the looting and violence that has occurred…” Please click here to read Ted Slowik’s column in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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