peters 021621CHICAGO – On Tuesday, Feb. 16, the Senate Public Safety Committee, co-chaired by State Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago), will hold its first meeting of the 102nd General Assembly in a joint hearing with the Senate Criminal Law Committee.

“Our committees did great work over the summer and fall of 2020 to create and pass the landmark criminal justice package, and I’m eager to get to work to continue the fight for safety and justice,” said Peters, chair of the Public Safety Committee.

The subject of the hearing is “public safety outcomes update,” and one of the main topics will be the discussion of carjacking, a subject which has recently garnered a lot of intention and stoked a lot of public fear.

Peters hopes to use the hearing to share information and dispel rumors in an effort to ease residents’ fears about the safety of the city.

The hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. More information can be found here.

WHO: Senate Public Safety Committee

WHAT: Subject matter hearing on public safety outcomes update

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Virtually, can be accessed via