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Antisemitic Graffiti Found on Highland Park Synagogue

A hate crime investigation is underway after racist and antisemitic graffiti was found scrawled on a synagogue in suburban Highland Park last week.

Someone scrawled a racial slur and a message attacking Black and Jewish people on a wall outside of Central Avenue Synagogue, 874 Central Ave., sometime before Nov. 20, Highland Park Deputy Police Chief Bill Bonaguidi said.

The graffiti appeared to have been made with a marker and was written across five different bricks, Bonaguidi said.

“Highland Park does not tolerate any kind of hateful activity,” Bonaguidi said. “We have a zero tolerance policy for this kind of behavior.”

Bonaguidi said the department is investigating the incident as a hate crime, and he doesn’t recall the synangogue being the target of other attacks. There are currently no leads in the investigation.

Highland Park police asked anyone with information to call 847-432-7730.