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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

Pine Trees

Vandals Ruin Evergreens In Spring Grove Subdivision

Something happened to the pines in the Pine Meadow subdivision in Spring Grove.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2011

(Credit: CBS)

Vandalism At Suburban High School Causes Thousands In Damage

Homewood-Flossmoor High School is investigating an act of vandalism that caused damage estimated at several thousand dollars to the south suburban school.

09/21/2011

Burglary Generic

Windows Smashed At Multiple Downtown Aurora Buildings

Police in Aurora are investigating a string of vandalism incidents involving smashed windows.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2011

File Photo Of Foreclosure Sign (AP Photo)

Abandoned Home Drawing Vandals, Fear In Flossmoor

An abandoned home in south suburban Flossmoor has become a symbol of the economic times, and is the center of attention for all the wrong reasons.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

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

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

Pride Parade Goes On Despite Vandalism Of 51 Floats

Vandals who slashed the tires of 51 parade floats overnight couldn’t put a stop to the 42nd Annual Pride Parade on Sunday along Halsted Street on the North Side.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2011

File Photo of Broken Glass (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Vandals Break Windows On Several Cars In Evanston

A brick-wielding suspect in an SUV apparently went on a vandalism spree in north suburban Evanston over the weekend.

03/14/2011

Westlawn Cemetery Vandalism

Neo-Nazi Gets 7 Years For Vandalizing Jewish Graves

Judge castigates Mariusz Wdziekonski, 24, for his hatred and wanting to inflict pain.

12/17/2010

Photo Of Chalk And Chalkboard. (Helen Marshall/WBBM Photo)

Vandals Cause Extensive Damage At Wheeler High School

Vandals did extensive – though not permanent – damage to Wheeler High School near Valparaiso around midnight Sunday, closing the high school for the day.

12/06/2010

Westlawn Cemetery Vandalism

Neo-Nazi Convicted Of Vandalizing Jewish Cemetery

An admitted neo-Nazi was convicted Friday of desecrating nearly 70 Jewish graves with swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti in 2008.

12/03/2010

Broken Window at State Rep. John A. Fritchey's Office

Another Chicago Politician’s Office Hit By Vandals

For the fourth time this month, vandals have broken the windows at the offices of a Chicago politician. This time, the victim was State Rep. and Cook County Commissioner-elect John A. Fritchey.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2010

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