Anti-Semitic flyers left on driveways in Cook and Lake counties, authorities investigating

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Monday, July 18, 2022
Anti-Semitic flyers left on suburban driveways, investigation underway
Anti-Semitic flyers were left on driveways in Palatine Township, Schaumburg and Long Grove. Lake and Cook county authorities are investigating.

COOK COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) -- Authorities in Cook and Lake counties are investigating after anti-Semitic literature was left on driveways over the weekend.

Flyers in weighted plastic bags were found in Palatine Township, Schaumburg and Long Grove neighborhoods.

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The flyers feature photos of American politicians of Jewish descent and Jewish historical figures.

A spokesperson for the Cook County Sheriff's Office said "it takes all instances of hate speech seriously."

Long Grove Village President Bill Jacob said "we have zero-tolerance for radical individuals seeking to sow hate."

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