Photo: Racist, Pro-Trump Sign Found In North Suburbs Over The Weekend
By Stephen Gossett in News on Dec 12, 2016 3:44PM
A sign that read “Hail Trump,” “Unscrupulous America” and "Make America White Again" was spotted over the weekend in the north suburbs, the Tribune reports. The banner also featured a small, poorly drawn figure that looks to be making the Sieg Heil salute with a swastika next to it.
The Libertyville Police Department fielded a call about the sign, in the 100 block of Broadway, at about 8:30 a.m. But since the sign was on private property, police did not take the sign down themselves, but called the building’s landlord and a store tenant, who came out and tore it down, resident Terry Gross told the Trib.
Lt Bill Kinast of the Libertyville Police Department confirmed to Chicagoist on Monday that the sign was “taken down immediately.” The incident is currently not under investigation as a crime, Kinast added.
Stickers emblazoned with "Trump" and a swastika have been popping up in Chicago in recent weeks. Unlike those, there's nothing about this sign that would suggest it could have been intended as (ham-fisted) satire.