Swastika Graffiti Discovered On Building In Arlington Heights

Eric DeGrechie
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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL — A swastika was discovered drawn on an outside pillar of a condominium building in the 0-100 block of Palatine Road Monday in Arlington Heights. Police are continuing to investigate the 6-inch by 6-inch graffiti, which was placed over the weekend.

"It is with a heavy heart that I must once again speak for the entire Village Board in strongly condemning another act of hateful vandalism in our community," said Mayor Tom Hayes in a statement. "I will say in no uncertain terms again that hate has no home in Arlington Heights and that such criminal acts will not be tolerated."

Hayes added that he has directed Police Chief Nick Pecora to "aggressively investigate" and to assist in the prosecution of any offenders caught to the full extent of the law.

"In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic resurgence, and perhaps the most trying time in most of our lifetimes, let us all reflect the caring and welcoming community that is the City of Good Neighbors and do all we can to put an end to these acts of hate," Hayes concluded.

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This article originally appeared on the Arlington Heights Patch