'It's Disgusting': Family In Irving Park Finds Swastika Painted On GarageA family on Chicago's northwest side woke up to a shocking sight: a swastika and the world “Nazi” painted on their garage.
Being Black Or Gay In Chicago Makes You More Prone To Hate CrimesHate crimes rose by 24 percent last year, Chicago police data shows, with gay men and African Americans targeted more than other groups.
Indiana Governor Says Passing Hate Crime Law 'Long Overdue'The spray-painting of a swastika outside a suburban Indianapolis synagogue this summer was the final straw for Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb, who quickly called for Indiana to join the 45 states that have hate crime laws.
Raja Krishnamoorthi Calls For Hearings After Wave Of Hate Crimes NationwideA suburban Congressman is calling for hearings on a wave of hate crimes and attacks that have been occurring around the nation.
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.