Chicago City Hall. (Michael Izquierdo / WTTW News)

Authored by Ald. Debra Silverstein (50th Ward), the measure expands the city’s hate crime ordinance, which was last updated more than 30 years ago.

Ald. Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez (33rd Ward) posted a tweet Thursday morning to X, formerly known as Twitter, that read: “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free.”

An NYPD patrol car is parked outside a synagogue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The Anti-Defamation League and the Council on American-Islamic Relations saw increases in reported instances, many involving violence or threats against protesters at rallies in support of Israel or in support of Palestinians over the last two weeks as war broke out between Israel and Hamas.

Paul Luu of the Chinese American Service League speaks at a Anti-Defamation League news conference. (WTTW News)

A report from the Anti-Defamation League finds an increase in antisemitic incidents, hate crimes, white supremacist propaganda and more in Illinois.

(WTTW News)

White supremacists and neo-Nazis are trying to make Saturday the “National Day of Hate.” Law enforcement agencies and religious organizations are urging people to be cautious and report any incidents.


Earlier this fall, the Anti-Defamation League released a report identifying over 370 people it believes currently work in law enforcement nationwide that were included on a leaked far-right Oath Keepers membership list. 

(WTTW News)

Chicago’s Commission on Human Relations says hate crimes are up in the city by 71%. The most frequent targets being Jewish and Black residents.

Kanye West watches the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles, on March 11, 2022. (AP Photo / Ashley Landis, File)

The sneaker giant became the latest company to cut ties with Chicago native Ye, who was suspended from Twitter and Instagram this month over antisemitic posts that the social networks said violated their policies.

(Beacon Press)

Hate crimes have been on the rise in the U.S. Last fall, the FBI reported that hate crimes surged to their highest level in 12 years. The Anti-Defamation League says 2021 saw the highest number of antisemitic incidents ever recorded by the organization.

A tweet from reporter Mike Miletich shows video of a man carrying a sign at a protest on Saturday, May 16, in Springfield, Illinois. (@MikeMiletichTV / Twitter) 

The Anti-Defamation League says some of the activity at rallies protesting Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order is “vile” and racist, including posters equating Pritkzer, who is Jewish, with Adolf Hitler.