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Cook County Sheriff Sets Up Hate Crime And Discrimination HotlineSheriff Tom Dart said hate crimes have been on the rise in recent years, and some people have been emboldened even more in recent weeks.
Crystal Lake 8th Grader Charged With Hate Crime After Alleged Attack On Fellow StudentAn alleged hate crime, in a northwest suburban school results in felony charges against an eighth grader Tuesday.
White Supremacist To Plead Guilty To Torching Black Neighbors' HomeA white supremacist accused of burning down his black neighbors’ home in a racist attack plans to plead guilty, according to court papers filed this week, the Sun-Times is reporting.
Bills On Gender Identity, Guaranteed Medical Leave Advance In State HouseState legislation is moving ahead to add gender identity to the Illinois hate crimes law, and to require employers to allow medical leave for those joined in civil unions.

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