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Vandals Strike Area Politicians

By Sean Stillmaker in News on Nov 20, 2010 9:00PM

Photo from CPD via Sun-Times
Is it a coincidence, political backlash or yahooligans having fun, the conclusions are undetermined at this time. But yesterday State Rep. and Cook County Commissioner-elect John Fritchey’s office was vandalized making him the sixth political victim this month.

His office in Lincoln Park, at 2539 N. Southport Ave., had the glass busted from the door to the office sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning. Earlier this month the 46th Ward Aldermanic candidates have been targeted.

The Uptown offices of candidates Andy Lam, James Cappleman and Michael Carroll all had bricks thrown through their windows. Lam was hit on Nov. 9 and other two were hit on Nov. 12. In addition to a brick Carroll, a Chicago Police Officer, found hunks of concrete lying outside as well.

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky and Alderman Mary Ann Smith’s office, 5533 N. Broadway St., had bricks thrown into their windows on Nov. 9 and the nearby 48th Ward Democratic Campaign office.

Admir Susic, 40, was arrested for the 48th Ward office damage, and charged with two counts of felony criminal damage to property on Nov. 13. He was caught at 5:15 a.m. throwing a piece of concrete at the PNC Bank, 5247 N. Broadway St. Susic allegedly admitted his guilt and said, “Words to the effect of he was fed up with the banks and government since 2001,” according to a CPD spokesman.