In case you were not one of the approximately 100 people that showed up for the recent meeting on shootings and other violence in the city, with an emphasis on the Arbor District, you can watch the video here.
According to State’s Attorney Joe Cervantes, a good number of the shooting and violence in the Arbor District area, esp. on South Forest, was due to feuds between three "gangs" of young men between the ages 15 and 28. Two of the gangs were based in Marion and one in Carbondale. Since November, Cervantes' office has arrested most of the members of two of the gangs as well as the member that first the most recent shots on S. Forest, prompting the meeting
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