Naperville park hit with racist graffiti on Monday


NAPERVILLE — Naperville’s Cantore Park was hit by racist graffiti sometime between Sunday evening and early Monday morning.

The Naperville Sun reported that “white pride,” gang symbols and anti-police messages were spray painted on a divider between the park and an elementary school.

Park district Executive Director Ray McGury told the newspaper that park crews covered the graffiti until it could be removed on Tuesday.

The Sun said that the vandalism comes less than a week after the Naperville City Council adopted a resolution saying the city “denounces all acts of racism, intolerance and unlawful discrimination and will not tolerate them of any kind.”

The resolution was passed in reaction to several racist incidents over the years, including a recent one where a woman call Asian-Americans “roving carpetbaggers” while they were supporting a ban on cannabis sales in the city.

The park district and city police are investigating, according to the Sun.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Naperville Crime Stoppers at (630) 420-6006 or www.napervillecrimestoppers.com. Tips can be left anonymously and still receive an reward of up to $1,000 if the informations lead to a suspect’s arrest.



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