Suburban family files hate crime lawsuit against neighbor

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A family in Mount Prospect has filed a hate crime lawsuit against their neighbor.

The family, who is African American, alleges their neighbor, who is white has been harassing and intimating them since they moved into the neighborhood four years ago.

Iris Howe, who filed the lawsuit, says the neighbor has harassed her as well as her children.

She claims he’s used racial slurs and told the family more than once, to leave the neighborhood

The lawsuit seeks a permanent injunction barring the neighbor from contact with the family as well as damages for emotional distress and loss of civil rights.


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