February 22, 2020

Hate graffiti scrawled on windows of East Lakeview political office

Antisemitic graffiti on the storefront. | Josh Kilroy
Antisemitic graffiti on the storefront. | Josh Kilroy
Chicago, ILSomeone used marker to write racially-charged graffiti on the windows of a political campaign office in East Lakeview late Wednesday or sometime Thursday.

The hate language, which targeted Hispanics, Jews, and blacks, was found on the glass of a storefront used by a political action committee that is working to support presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar.

“I learned this morning that my former campaign office has been vandalized by hateful messages targeting me, communities of color, and the Jewish community,” said Kim Walz, a former candidate for the Illinois House of Representatives.

“This is a hate crime. The vile language tagged by the assailants is unacceptable and has no place in Lakeview, Chicago, this state, or the country,” Walz continued. “We are better than this racist, anti-semitic, and misogynistic rhetoric.”

Walz said she is not associated with the Klobuchar PAC.

Police responded to the office at 3151 North Broadway around 2:45 p.m. Thursday after a worker called 911 to report the incident.

Some of the graffiti etched on the storefront at 3151 North Broadway. | Josh Kilroy
Some of the graffiti etched on the storefront at 3151 North Broadway. | Josh Kilroy
Source: CWB Chicago