| Oct 22, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Employees and clergy at a synagogue in Lombard were still a bit shaken Wednesday after the west suburban temple was vandalized in an apparent hate crime.
"They’re still a bit rattled," said Rabbi Andrea Cosnowsky of Congregation Etz Chaim, 1710 S....
| Nov 6, 2014
| 5:56 PM
The man accused of vandalizing a west suburban synagogue was indicted on armed violence and other charges Thursday afternoon, hours after his attorney had sought a reduction in his bond.
John White, 40, of Westmont, has been held in the DuPage County...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 4:47 PM
An assault of a Wilton Manors man that included rock throwing and a sexually biased slur was not a hate crime, police said.
A hate-crime investigation was launched after the victim originally told police his attacker followed him home at about 12:30 a....
| Oct 27, 2014
| 1:20 PM
The Anti-Defamation League — the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism — recently condemned the anti-Semitic hacking of the website of Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El (TKAE) in Plantation, which took place over the first two days of...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Coachella police are investigating a shooting at a mosque early Tuesday as a possible hate crime.
Police said no one was injured in the 5:01 a.m. shooting, but several shots were fired at a vehicle and at the Islamic Society of Coachella Valley mosque...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:41 PM
The Glendale Human Relations Coalition is back on track after a brief hiatus.
The group recently had a barbecue fundraiser, said President Sharon Weisman, and proceeds will go to events for teens in Glendale to encourage them to interact in a peaceful...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 8:24 PM
South Floridians discuss Fort Lauderdale's restrictions on feeding the homeless outdoors
A beautiful act of civil disobedience
It makes me proud to see civil disobedience so beautifully performed by Arnold Abbott and the Love Thy Neighbor Fund. His...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:58 AM
In the last two years, State Attorney Angela Corey has basked in praise of some and been hit by criticism from others.
"That's a very polite way of putting it," Corey said with a chuckle after a reporter mentioned that last week.
During a 45-minute...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:33 PM
To his fellow law enforcement officers, he was a stand-up guy and a good leader. To his friends, he was a visionary, "a quiet archangel" with a passion for helping people.
Former Wilton Manors Chief of Police Rick Wierzbicki died Thursday after battling...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:23 PM
On a mild July night, Quintas Lockett was walking home from a West Side liquor store with her girlfriend when the couple were beaten by an angry mob — a hate crime prosecutors said was sparked by a man who took offense at two lesbians strolling by....
| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:17 PM
Los Angeles County saw the fewest number of hate crimes reported in 24 years in 2013, but black residents made up the overwhelming majority of victims despite making up less than 10% of the population, according to an annual report released Wednesday by...