ORLAND PARK, Ill. — Police in Orland Park are investigating after Ku Klux Klan flyers were left in the driveways of multiple homes over the weekend.
Some residents, from at least three homes west of Lagrange Road near 135th Street, said they received the material.
According to police, the literature was delivered in plastic baggies and contained three different cards and flyers containing hate speech.
Police said the matter appears to be random and not directed as a threat in nature and is seen more of a recruiting or marketing tool.
Orland Park police chief Tim Mccarthy said these things are despicable but unless there is a direct or implied threat, they are allowed under the free speech provision of the constitution.
A similar incident was reported in Tinley Park in 2018 and in Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood last year.
The Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism tracks these matters and says the biggest increase has been on college campuses, not residential communities.