'That Loss Of Life Is So Tremendous': Little Village Residents React To Arrests In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega

'That Loss Of Life Is So Tremendous': Little Village Residents React To Arrests In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega

1/27/2022 2:00:00 PM

'That Loss Of Life Is So Tremendous': Little Village Residents React To Arrests In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega

'The hope that came with whatever her life was going to be, is going to be a hole that is so big, nothing will ever to fill it or replace her.'

in Little Village, the community continues to mourn the death of the child.CBS 2’s Jackie Kostek has more on the reaction of the arrests, including that of a 27-year-old man.READ MORE:City To Update On Shoreline Funding For Lakefront ErosionCBS 2 spoke to several member of the Little Village Community Council and while they said they are glad that CPD moved quickly and was able to find the people responsible for Melissa Ortega’s death, they said arrests are not enough.

That this community is traumatized by this violence. The president of the council asked, what happens after the trauma?This community is still deep in mourning but already advocating for change. The council is pushing for more mental health resources that could not only address the compounding effects of being surrounded by violence but also to help those who may be prone to expressing their anger through violence to find ways to cope.

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