vandalism

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

A century-old copper cross in front of the rectory at St. Mary of Perpetual Help in Bridgeport was vandalized in the early morning hours of April 3, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Donors Offering Help After Bridgeport Church’s Cross Vandalized

After vandals damaged an old copper cross at St. Mary of Perpetual Help Church in the Bridgeport neighborhood, offers of help started pouring in.

WBBM Newsradio–04/04/2012

Cemetery

Boys Knock Over 17 Headstones At Crystal Lake Cemetery

Two suburban teenagers are in hot water with the law, after police say boredom led them to ransack a Crystal Lake cemetery.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

A group of four teenagers was arrested in Lindenhurst for a vandalism spree that included slashing an inflatable Santa on a motorcycle in one resident's yard. (Credit: Lindenhurst Police Department)

4 Teens Arrested For Vandalism Spree In Lindenhurst

What started out as juvenile pranks turned a bit more serious in the northern suburbs. Police in Lindenhurst said four teenagers are in big trouble, suspected of going on a holiday vandalism spree.

CBS 2–01/04/2012

Vandals broke the windshield of Cory Morgan's car in Elgin on Jan. 2, 2012, as well as the rear window of her SUV. Her car windows have been broken three times since August 2011. Possibly two dozen more cars in the neighborhood have been vandalized over the past five months. (Credit: CBS)

Elgin Community Plagued By Vandals Breaking Car Windows

Are people being targeted by vandals in one suburban neighborhood or are they just innocent victims? That’s the question Elgin police are trying to figure out after several cars were vandalized Monday – and it wasn’t the first time.

CBS 2–01/03/2012

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