Anti-Semitic signs placed on cars in Lincoln Park, alderman says. Similar incidents reported elsewhere in Chicago.

Examples of anti-Semitic signs placed on cars in Jefferson Park last November. (@peoplesfabric)

CHICAGO — Anti-Semitic flyers were placed on cars along two blocks in Lincoln Park this week, a Chicago alderman says. Now, he’s asking residents to check their home security cameras to see if they have any footage of the perpetrators.

“Several vehicles on the 2000 – 2200 blocks of Magnolia were littered with anti-Semitic cardboard flyers attached to windshields overnight,” Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) told constituents in an email. “I have reported the hate incident to the Chicago Police Department, as well as the Chicago Commission on Human Relations for further investigation.”

Hopkins said similar flyers have been distributed in other neighborhoods recently, too.

Anti-semitic messages written on cardboard were distributed in Jefferson Park three months ago, too. The People’s Fabric tweeted images of those flyers on November 5, saying “at least four” CPD cars responded to the incident in the 5400 block of West Wilson.

“If any resident has exterior cameras that face the public way on Magnolia, please email my office at office@aldermanhopkins.com,” his email continued. “My office will work with you to send the information to the detective investigating the case.”

He encouraged residents to call 911 if they see suspicious behavior or if they are the victims of “hateful vandalism.”

“This incident will not be tolerated, and I will make every effort to track down the offender(s),” Hopkins wrote.

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