Menorah vandalized in Evanston; police investigate as possible hate crime

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EVANSTON, Ill. — A 6-foot tall Hanukkah Menorah was vandalized and smashed in Evanston.

Police are investigating it as a possible hate crime.

The electric menorah was prominently displayed at a hospitality facility at 1022 Central Street, right outside the Evanston Metro Station and opposite Evanston Hospital.

A Jewish community service organization runs the Chicago Mitzvah Campaign.

It provides a variety of services to patients, visitors and staff members at the hospital.

Security cameras at the CMC’s hospitality facility were not able to identify the vandals, but police are currently investigating to see if surveillance in nearby facilities may help them.

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