Joliet Township officials prepare ambitious program to prevent gun violence

Township hiring staff for ‘very intense scenarios’

Joliet Township Supervisor Angel Contreras talks about various violence prevention services and support that the township will be offering.
Flowers and candles established for Antoine Shropshire, 16, who was shot and killed on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 in the 400 block of South Joliet Street in Joliet.

We need to increase the toolbox for our community for the long term and not just be reactionary.”

—  Angel Contreras, Joliet Township supervisor
Officers in the 500 block of East Benton Street on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 in Joliet. A 20-year-old man was shot in the head and died the same day.