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Dad Dies Protecting Daughter: ‘I’m Heartbroken’

He was a boxer in his native Belize. But the father, with a pacemaker, was no match for a man who punched him, costing him his life.

03/21/2014

Joseph Firek (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Murder, Hate Crime In Death Of Rogers Park Man

Joseph Firek, 59, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and a hate crime for allegedly battering 59-year-old Michael Tingling in the 7100 block of North Clark Street Wednesday afternoon. The stress from the fight led to Tingling’s eventual death.

03/21/2014

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Black Mount Prospect Family Files Hate Crime Lawsuit Against White Neighbor

A black family in Mount Prospect is suing their white neighbor – accusing her of harassing and terrorizing them for the past five years.

03/10/2014

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

Crystal Lake Police (Credit: Crystallake.org)

Mom Defends Teen Son Charged With Hate Crime: ‘He’s A Good Child’

On Tuesday, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov broke the story about a 14-year-old student who was charged with a hate crime against a fellow classmate.

02/12/2014

Terrance Wright (Source: Family photo)

Family Believes Teen Slain Because He Was Gay

Police are calling it a robbery, but the family of an 18-year-old murder victim says his death wasn’t about money or valuables.

10/20/2012

Joseph Berndt (Source: Tinley Park Police)

White Man Charged With Hate Crime For Assaulting Black Worker

A 47-year-old Tinley Park man is accused of a hate crime, after he allegedly attacked an African American man working on a house in his neighborhood on Sunday.

09/04/2012

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White Supremacist Charged With Setting Fire To African-American Family’s Home

A self-avowed white supremacist who has already served time for a hate crime was charged Wednesday with trying to set fire to the home of his Joliet neighbors – an African-American family with eight children.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2012

A van is engulfed in flames Friday night -- one of two mysterious blazes on a residential street. (CBS)

Mysterious Fires On Same Skokie Street Have Neighbors Worried

Police and fire investigators aren’t saying much, but neighbors are certainly talking about what they think might be a religious hate crime.

05/26/2012

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Former Elmhurst College Student Guilty Of Scrawling Racist Graffiti

A former Elmhurst College student has been convicted of a hate crime, for carving racist epithets outside a dorm at the school.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

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Teen Charged With Hate Crime, Says He Was Mad About Trayvon Martin

A teen charged with a hate crime in Oak Park says he attacked and beat up his victim because he was angry about the Trayvon Martin case.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2012

Eric Unger, a student at Illinois State University, had to have his jaw wired shut after he was beaten off campus on April 21, 2012. He said he was targeted because he is openly gay. (Credit: CBS)

Gay ISU Student Claims Brutal Attack Was A Hate Crime

A suburban college student was beaten at Illinois State University over the weekend and he said he was targeted because he was gay.

CBS 2–04/24/2012

Matthew Hermann

Teen Charged With Hate Crime In Attack On Classmate

An African-American teenager says he was attacked, strangled with a noose and racially taunted by three white youths because of his relationship with a suspect’s family member.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

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Man Charged With Stabbing U Of I Faculty Member In Hate Crime

A 23-year-old downstate man appears before a judge in Champaign for a bond hearing Thursday, one day after he allegedly stabbed a University of Illinois College of Law faculty member in the neck.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

Mack Heard (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Teen Charged With Hate Crime Gets Probation, Community Service

One of three teens charged with a hate crime for making derogatory statements and threatening a man near Millennium Park last summer was sentenced to two years’ probation on Wednesday.

11/09/2011

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Teen Sentenced For Brutally Beating Man Because He Was Gay

An Oswego man will spend the next two years in prison, after admitting to attacking and brutally beating another man because he was gay.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2011

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Bond Set At $50K For Teens Charged With Hate Crime

Bond was set at $50,000 for two teens charged along with a juvenile with a hate crime after making derogatory statements and threatening someone Thursday night near Millennium Park.

07/09/2011

Mack Heard, left; and Kendrick Towner are accused of a hate crime that occurred near Millennium Park. (Chicago Police Dept.)

3 Charged In Alleged Hate-Crime Confrontation Near Millennium Park

The victim says he was accosted by three individuals Thursday night near Millennium Park, and police say the comments they made violated the state’s hate-crime law.

07/08/2011

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Illinois Lineman Arrested In Possible Hate Crime

An Illinois football player arrested in an attack that police say may have been motivated by the victims’ sexual orientation has a previous felony conviction for cocaine possession.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

Workers scrambled to replace 102 tires on 51 floats for the 42nd Annual Pride Parade after vandals punctured tires on 51 floats. (Credit: CBS)

Was Vandalism Of Pride Parade Floats A Hate Crime?

Was the vandalism of 51 floats for the Gay Pride Parade this past weekend a hate crime?

CBS Chicago–06/27/2011

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