Trump Plaza sign stolen, police say

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CHICAGO — There were two honorary Trump Plaza signs attached to two street poles in front of Chicago’s Trump Tower until one of them was stolen a few days ago.

Chicago police say they were notified by Trump security.

Police say it appeared the sign was stolen either Monday or Tuesday.

Initially it was only known that the sign had disappeared.


The pole where the Trump Plaza sign used to be.

The pole where the Trump Plaza sign used to be.

There has been talk at Chicago City Council recently about whether those signs should come down. The sign was in Ald. Brendan Reilly’s 42nd Ward in the city’s River North neighborhood. He said that Trump needed to be punished for comparing Chicago to a decimated, war-torn country.

“Honorary street signs are meant to honor special Chicagoans who’ve made a positive contribution to our city,” Reilly said in a statement.

Surveillance cameras reportedly did not capture any offender and no one is in custody.