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Lake County Crime Stoppers offers reward for information after hate crime at Jewish cemetery in Waukegan

The Lake County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information after a vandal or vandals spray-painted swastikas on more than a dozen headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Waukegan. The Waukegan Police Department responded around 8 a.m. Monday to Am Echod Jewish Cemetery, 3050 Grand Avenue in Waukegan, for a report of criminal damage […]

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‘Evil act’: Leaders condemn hate crime that left over dozen headstones graffitied at Waukegan Jewish cemetery

Gov. Pritzker and other leaders are condemning the vandalism that left swastikas spray-painted on headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Waukegan as public works crews worked to remove the graffiti Tuesday. The Waukegan Police Department responded around 8 a.m. Monday to Am Echod Jewish Cemetery, 3050 Grand Avenue in Waukegan, for a report of criminal […]

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‘Despicable act’: Swastikas spray-painted onto over a dozen headstones at Jewish cemetery in Waukegan

Authorities are seeking help in identifying the suspect or suspects who spray-pained swastikas onto more than a dozen headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Waukegan. The Waukegan Police Department responded around 8 a.m. Monday to Am Echod Jewish Cemetery, 3050 Grand Avenue in Waukegan, for a report of criminal damage to property. Waukegan Deputy Police […]

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Protesters, counter-protesters gather at UpRising Bakery and Cafe in Lake in the Hills

Protesters and counter-protesters have gathered in recent days at UpRising Bakery and Cafe in Lake in the Hills ahead of another planned family-friendly drag show event. The business said on social media that protesters gathered Friday and Saturday. Counter-protesters also stood outside the business on Saturday to show their support. Lake in the Hills police […]

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Governor J.B. Pritzker visits UpRising Cafe in Lake in the Hills following hate crime, dispute with village

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker visited UpRising Bakery and Cafe in Lake in the Hills Friday after the business was vandalized last month on the day it was set to host a controversial child-friendly drag show. Pritzker said he visited the business to “turn our anger into action and work together to find solutions.” “We must […]

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UpRising Bakery and Cafe, Village of Lake in the Hills reach agreement to allow business to host events again

UpRising Bakery and Cafe in Lake in the Hills will be able to host their family-friendly drag show and other events after the village reversed its decision and is now allowing the business to resume hosting events. UpRising had sustained significant damage early in the morning on July 23. Officers found broken windows and hateful […]

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Lake in the Hills officials dispute UpRising owner’s claim of discrimination, say business was “never permitted” to hold events

After the owner of UpRising Bakery in Lake in the Hills claimed discrimination, the village says they ordered the business, which was recently targeted in a hate crime, to stop holding events because they were “never permitted” to hold them. Corinna Sac said she received a letter on Friday following a meeting with the Village […]