Synagogue Hate Crime Suspect An Educated, Suburban AccountantStuart Wright, 31, was charged with a hate crime for allegedly smashing the window of a downtown synagogue and putting swastika stickers on its doors in early February. Three months earlier, he alarmed members when he visited a Pilsen church, one that was a target of racist vandalism six times in 2016.
Judge Questions Using Public Defender In Facebook Live Torture CaseThe judge suggested conflicts could arise if the defendants did not all participate equally in the crime but use the same public defender.
Four Plead Not Guilty In Facebook Live Torture CaseThe two men and two women accused of kidnapping a mentally disabled teenager, and posting live video of his torture on Facebook, have pleaded not guilty to a spate of felony charges.
Accused Chicago Loop Synagogue Vandal Held On $150,000 BailStuart Wright was charged with a hate crime and criminal damage to property for allegedly placing several swastika stickers on the front doors and smashing a front glass window at the synagogue, 16 S. Clark St., early Saturday.
GoFundMe For Victim In Chicago Torture Case Raises Over $150,000Donors have raised more than $150,000 for a Crystal Lake man who was held captive and beaten by four people in a West Side apartment.
No Bail For 4 Suspects In Facebook Torture VideoA Cook County judge denied bail Friday to two men and two women accused of kidnapping a teenager with special needs, torturing him, and sharing live video of the attack on Facebook.
Four Charged With Hate Crime For Videotaped Torture Of TeenTwo men and two women have been charged with a hate crime, after allegedly kidnapping an 18-year-old man with special needs, torturing him, and posting videos of the torture online.
Judge: Defendant Competent To Stand Trial In Church ShootingDylann Roof is competent to stand trial starting next week in the killing of nine black worshippers at a South Carolina church last year, a federal judge ruled Friday.
Alsip Woman Charged In Hate Crime Apologizes; Victim Wants Charges To StickThe victim, Ernest Crim, is not looking for an apology, rather, he's hoping for those charges to stick.
Bean-Bag Video Woman Says Using N-Word ‘Wrong,’ But No Hate CrimeThe woman who hurled the n-word at Crim and spit at his wife, has been charged with a hate crime. On Monday, she said the charge stunned her, insisting she is not a racist.
Muslim Women Call For Hate Crime Probe After Attack In Rogers ParkAbout two dozen people gathered in Rogers Park on Sunday to support two Muslim women who have said they were harassed and assaulted last week.
Man Charged With Hate Crime In Stabbing On West Loop BridgeA 45-year-old man has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly using a racial epithet while stabbing another man on the Washington Street Bridge late Sunday.

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