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Hate Incidents

Incidents of apparent hate crimes and hate group activities listed here are drawn primarily from media sources. These incidents include only a fraction of the approximately 191,000 reported and unreported hate crimes that a 2005 government report estimated occur annually.

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Joliet, IL
Brian Moudry, 35, a former official in the white supremacist World Church of the Creator, was charged with arson, using fire to interfere with housing rights on the basis of race and using fire to commit another felony after he allegedly set fire in 2007 to the house of a black family while they slept.
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Plainfield, IL
Jacob D. Kozak, 24, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for threatening to kill a man because he was Jewish.
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Elmhurst, IL
Myles Burton, 21, a former basketball player at Elmhurst College, was convicted of a felony hate crime for etching the letters `KKK` and racist remarks on the home of the school's only black dorm supervisor in November.
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Carpentersville, IL
James Luecke, a 47-year-old white man, was charged with hate crime, criminal trespass to a residence and criminal damage to property after he allegedly kicked in the door to his black neighbor's house and yelled racial epithets at her because he thought she left trash on his lawn.
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Normal, IL
A gay student at Illinois State University allegedly was attacked by a group of black men who yelled anti-gay slurs.
Oak Park, IL
A white man was allegedly attacked by a black man who reportedly was upset about the February shooting death of an unarmed black Florida teen by a neighborhood watch volunteer. Alton Hayes III, 18, was charged with aggravated battery, a hate crime and robbery.
Chicago, IL
Anti-Semitic remarks were spray- painted on a local synagogue.
Monmouth, IL
A gay man's rainbow flag was set afire in his yard.
Springfield, IL
Thomas Gleason, 24, pled guilty to felony charges of conspiracy to violate civil rights, religious property damage because of race and damage to religious property by use of fire, for his part in burning a black church after the 2008 presidential election. He was sentenced to four and a half years in prison.
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Bartlett, IL
A racial epithet was spray-painted at a high school.