Multiple pieces of hate propaganda were discovered in Frankfort the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 6, the Frankfort Police Department announced in a message to the community that same day.
Police say the propaganda was distributed through plastic bags placed on driveways. Frankfort Deputy Police Chief Kevin Keegan told The Station in an email that the propaganda involved white supremacy websites and was found in the area of 95th Avenue and Lawndale Court.
Other southwest suburban communities have experienced similar incidents involving materials dispersed in a similar way throughout the past few months.
According to police, while distributing these materials does not constitute a criminal act, the Village of Frankfort "does not support offensive materials, language, or propaganda that targets or disparages any ethnic, racial, gender, social or religious group."
Frankfort Mayor Jim Holland released a statement Thursday afternoon strongly condemning "actions by individuals or groups that encourage hate, discrimination and exclusion."
"These behaviors are contrary to our values of fairness, respect and inclusion," Holland said in the statement. "This sort of hate message has no place in Frankfort.”
Residents who receive materials of this nature, locate any additional letters or are able to provide any other information are asked to contact the Frankfort Police Department at at (815) 469-9435.