vandalism

Taggers recently spray painted "Air City" at the top of the vacant old Cook County Hospital building. (Credit: CBS)

Graffiti Vandals Tag Old County Hospital As “Air City”

Someone managed to get inside the massive century-old building, and make their way to the top of the eight-floor hospital, where they must have negotiated narrow ledges to paint “Air City” in huge letters.

04/23/2015

Bust of Jean Point Baptiste DuSable

Police Investigating Vandalism Of DuSable Bust Near Michigan Ave. Bridge

Police are investigating the vandalism of a bust of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, the Haitian-born man who’s credited as the founder of Chicago, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

01/19/2015

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Video Shows Near North Side 7-11 Being Vandalized

Chicago police are investigating an incident at a Near North Side 7-11 store during which three men videotaped themselves, vandalizing the place on Thursday morning, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

01/03/2015

Several garages were found with hate-filled messages early Sunday in the West Ridge neighborhood. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Synagogue, Garages Vandalized With Anti-Semitic Graffiti

Police responded to several buildings, garages that were spray painted with racial slurs, profanity Sunday in the West Ridge neighborhood on the North Side.

12/29/2014

A man was arrested after vandalizing a Chicago Police Memorial Foundation horse Saturday night on Michigan Avenue. / photo from NVP News Video

Cops: Man Vandalized Police Memorial Horse Statue On Michigan Avenue

A man was arrested for vandalizing a police memorial horse statue late Saturday night on Michigan Avenue in Streeterville.

10/12/2014

This is some of the wreckage vandals left behind at the New Lenox veterans memorial. (CBS/Jim Williams)

Police Make Arrest In Veterans Memorial Vandalism

Brian Sundstrom, 26, was arrested Thursday as he was heading into the police station to talk with authorities about the incident, WBBM’s Mariam Sobh reports.

10/09/2014

This is some of the wreckage vandals left behind at the New Lenox veterans memorial. (CBS/Jim Williams)

Veterans Memorial Vandalized In New Lenox

Residents of southwest suburban New Lenox cannot believe it. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

09/29/2014

Soldier Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Executive Suites Vandalized At Soldier Field

A vandal broke into Soldier Field, scaling the colonnade stairs and setting a fire in an executive suite, just a week before the Bears’ first preseason game of the season Friday night.

08/06/2014

Damar Elerby (left) Christopher Geldmeyer (middle) and David Henry (right). (Credit: Roselle Police Department)

Three Men Charged In $25,000 Vandalism Spree In Roselle

Three men, accused of causing extensive damage to homes, businesses and numerous vehicles have been charged with criminal damage to property.

07/29/2014

Pieces of the artwork broke off and were on the ground Sunday. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Grant Park Art Installation “The Watch” Damaged

A new art installation in Grant Park was damaged – apparently overnight – and today pieces that broke off the artwork are still visible on the ground.

07/20/2014

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Two Boys Accused Of Vandalizing Lansing Church

Two young boys have a date in juvenile court after they were accused of vandalizing a south suburban church, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

06/30/2014

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Christian Display At Daley Plaza Vandalized

A religious display set up at Daley Plaza appears to have been vandalized sometime Tuesday night, according to the organization that displayed it.

04/23/2014

The vandalized lions outside the Chinese American Museum. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Reward Increased To Find Imperial Lions Vandal

n the early morning hours of March 2, a man trudged through the snow in front of the Chinese American Museum in Chinatown and used a hammer to bust out the teeth of the hand carved lions perched outside the museum on 23rd street.

04/22/2014

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

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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

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