Search underway after racist graffiti sprayed in Naperville

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NAPERVILLE, Ill. — In the western suburbs, a search is underway for someone who sprayed racist graffiti on a partition separating Cantore Park and Welch Elementary School in the Nequoa Valley area.

Naperville Park District crews quickly cleaned up the offensive language. Now, Naperville police are encouraging anyone with information on the crime to come forward.

Local officials said they have no tolerance for racism.

“Hatred and ignorance drive racist comments like this,” Ray McGury, executive director and acting chief of park police for the Naperville Park District, said. “I live in this community. I raised my kids in this community. I, along with my fellow Napervillians, have NO toleration for this…none.”

McGury encouraged anyone with information to call Naperville Crime Stoppers at (630) 420-6006 or online at Those with information may also call the Naperville Police Department Investigations Division at (630) 305-5276.

McGury said he will be personally adding $500 to the Naperville Crime Stoppers reward for information leading to an arrest.


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