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Graffiti sprayed on a sign on the Kennedy Expressway obscured the word "Indiana," prompting state road crews to block two lanes during the morning rush to remove the spray paint. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

IDOT Crews Block Kennedy Traffic To Remove Graffiti From Sign

State officials on Friday tried to deflect blame for a major traffic jam on the inbound Kennedy Expressway, while apologizing to commuters for any inconvenience when two lanes were shut down to clean graffiti from a highway sign at Division Street.

12/05/2014

Supporters of the Nouveau Tavern march in River North. (Credit: CBS)

Candlelight Protest Held Outside Recently Vandalized River North Nightclub

A River North nightclub where racist graffiti recently appeared was the scene of a candlelight protest Wednesday night.

08/27/2014

A city worker removes graffiti.  (Credit: Vince Gerasole)

Aldermen Back Tougher Fines For Graffiti

The Committee on Public Safety on Thursday recommended the full City Council approve increased fines for those convicted of graffiti offenses from $750 to a range of $1,500 to $2,500.

07/24/2014

A city worker removes graffiti.  (Credit: Vince Gerasole)

Rahm Emanuel Proposes Higher Fines For Graffiti

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to increase fines and penalties for graffiti vandals

06/23/2014

Surveillance images of three separate incidents of taggers spray-painting graffiti on CTA trains in 2014. (Credit: Chicago Transit Authority)

CTA Cameras Helping Catch More Vandals

The CTA said its hundreds of security cameras have helped police make 60 vandalism arrests through the first three months of 2014 — the same number of graffiti arrests as all of last year.

04/22/2014

A Grant Park art installation called "Borders" which was hit by taggers. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Teen Charged With Defacing Statues In Grant Park

The boy faces multiple charges, including felony criminal damage to property, for allegedly tagging 18 of 26 life-sized human statues in the “Borders” art installation in Grant Park.

04/08/2014

A Grant Park art installation called "Borders" which was hit by taggers. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Taggers Deface Statues In Grant Park Art Installation

Vandals struck overnight in Grant Park, defacing a popular art installation of human figures in the park near the corner of Michigan and Jackson.

04/05/2014

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Libertyville (left) and Islamic Foundation North in Waukegan (right) both were vandalized Sunday night with the same smiley face and hateful message. (Credit: Facebook)

Police Identify Suspect Who Vandalized Mosque, Churches

The mayor of Waukegan said Thursday an arrest is imminent in a spate of vandalizations of north suburban houses of worship.

02/20/2014

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Libertyville (left) and Islamic Foundation North in Waukegan (right) both were vandalized Sunday night with the same smiley face and hateful message. (Credit: Facebook)

Mosque, Greek Church Vandalized In North Suburbs

Leaders of a north suburban mosque and a nearby Greek Orthodox church stood in solidarity Wednesday, after their houses of worship were vandalized over the weekend.

02/19/2014

Graffiti. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Fighting To Erase Increasing Amount Of Graffiti

Think you’re seeing more graffiti around Chicago? Well you’re not alone.

10/22/2013

Someone defaced the Police Memorial on Museum Campus Drive last weekend. / photo from Chicago Police

Vandals Deface Police Memorial

Police detectives are trying to find those responsible for defacing the Chicago Police Memorial last week. WBBM’s Bob Roberts has the latest.

08/08/2013

Church Generic

Church Vandalized On Southeast Side

Gang symbols and graffiti were found on the walls, floors and pews, several of which were pulled from their mounts. An antique organ was also smashed and keys pulled from the instrument.

05/20/2013

This is an example of the wrong-color paint jobs that have irked the U.S. Postal Service. (U.S. Postal Service)

Not So Special Delivery: Someone’s Painting Defaced Mailboxes The Wrong Color

The mailboxes start out blue. Then, probably after some graffiti is scrawled on them, someone is painting over them in green or black paint.

08/28/2012

Desecrated Headstone

Muslim Headstones Desecrated At Evergreen Park Cemetery

Several headstones at a cemetery in Evergreen Park were found desecrated with anti-Muslim graffiti this week, and Chicago’s Muslim community is shocked.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2012

Summit Vandalism

Neighbors In Summit Hit With Vandalism, Graffiti

A neighborhood in southwest suburban Summit woke up Monday morning to find homes covered in graffiti and cars smashed with bricks – and now police say they have two men in custody.

WBBM Newsradio–07/09/2012

Graffiti Artist

Alderman Wants To Increase Fines, Ensure Possible Jail Time For Graffiti Taggers

A Chicago alderman wants a new strategy to fight graffiti.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2012

Vandals sprayed graffiti at Gold Star Families Memorial and Park, on the north end of a wall honoring fallen police officers, on June 14, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Chicago Police Memorial Wall Vandalized

Police were offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever sprayed graffiti on the Gold Star Families Memorial to fallen police officers near Soldier Field.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2012

Graffiti Artist

Waukegan Alderman Cracks Down On Graffiti Stickers

A Waukegan alderman is declaring war on a new form of graffiti to infest his community.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011

Marilyn Monroe Statue Graffiti

Graffiti Scrawled On 26-Foot-Tall Marilyn Monroe Statue’s Leg

Poor Marilyn — even in death people just can’t leave her alone.

08/28/2011

(Credit: CBS)

Swastikas, Ethnic Slurs Found On Tinley Park Driveways

Police are investigating after drawings of swastikas, the Star of David and various ethnic slurs were found on several driveways in Tinley Park.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2011

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