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Chicago Parking Meter (CBS)

Vandals Hitting Parking Pay Boxes On North Side: Police

The suspects struck at least 13 of the boxes over a two-day period on the North Side, police said. They usually did their damage in the afternoon or early morning.

03/20/2014

Surveillance video shows a vandal knocking out the teeth of two stone lions outside the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago in Chinatown. (Credit: Chinese-American Museum)

Vandal Knocks Out Teeth Of Lion Statues At Chinatown Museum

Officials at the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago were outraged this week when they discovered a vandal had defaced the two lion statues that grace the museum entrance in Chinatown.

03/14/2014

Meghan Heinze (Credit: Gurnee Police)

Woman Charged With Vandalizing Suburban Houses Of Worship

Meghan Heinze, 22, of Gurnee, is charged with 10 counts of institutional vandalism, 10 counts of criminal defacement, and two counts of criminal damage to property, all felonies.

02/28/2014

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

A church statue was vandalized in McHenry, Ill. (CBS)

17-Year-Old Charged With Vandalizing McHenry Church

Prosecutors have charged a 17-year-old McHenry boy with another act of vandalism at a Catholic Church in the far northwest suburb.

02/12/2014

A church statue was vandalized in McHenry, Ill. (CBS)

McHenry Church Hit With String Of Vandalism Incidents

CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports the pastor of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church is reaching out to the community and to the person who vandalized his church.

02/07/2014

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Cops: Man Flees Police, Then Rams Squad Car

A Lombard man was charged with attempted murder Wednesday night after he allegedly rammed his car into a squad car he thought was occupied.

12/13/2013

Riverside-Brookfield High School (CBS)

Student Prank, Complete With Live Chickens, Trashes Suburban High School

Police are investigating, reports CBS 2’s Chris Martinez.

10/04/2013

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

(Credit: Naperville Police)

Naperville Police Searching For ‘Simpsons’ Vandal

They might not be having a cow, man, but property owners in downtown Naperville are being vexed by a vandal with an obvious affinity for the long-running, animated television series “The Simpsons.”

06/30/2013

Cleanup at the Hair Cuttery on Clark Street (Credit: Steve Miller)

After Hawks Win, Vandals Go On Rampage In Lincoln Park

Several businesses along Clark Street were vandalized by rampaging Blackhawks fans following the team’s stunning Stanley Cup victory on Monday night.

06/25/2013

A rock breaks the rear windshield of a Bucktown resident. (Credit: CBS)

Bucktown Residents Blame Lack Of Security Along Bloomindale Trail For Vandalism

It’s not what anyone wants to see when they walk to their car in the morning, but several Bucktown residents found shattered windshields and glass all over the street.

04/30/2013

Antique Car Damaged In Elgin Vandalism Spree

Someone broke into a commercial building in northwest suburban Elgin and committed thousands of dollars worth of vandalism and thievery, police reported.

12/30/2012

Sam Wolfson and his cleaned up window outside his business. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Chicago Store-Owner Labeled ‘Racist’ For Anti-Obama Business Sign

An outspoken and controversial shopkeeper who has been a fixture in Lincoln Square for the past dozen years has been targeted by a vandal.

10/23/2012

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

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

Ascension Catholic Church

Community Seeks Vandals Who Struck Oak Park Church

A Roman Catholic Church in Oak Park is the victim of vandalism, after two robberies in recent weeks.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2012

Naperville Police Department (CBS)

Avalanche Of ‘Snow’ Vandalism Continues In Naperville

It’s snow-ing again. West suburban Naperville police are investigating an apparent resurgence in graffiti defacements, or tagging, this time clustered around Naperville North High School.

06/02/2012

The new Marilyn Monroe statue was unveiled Friday on Chicago's Michigan Avenue. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Adieu, Marilyn: Sexy Statue Leaving Mag Mile

The iconic statue of actress Marilyn Monroe along Michigan Avenue just north of the Chicago River will be removed beginning May 7.

04/30/2012

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