Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
Ku Klux Klan member
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Police are investigating the presence of the Ku Klux Klan in a Chicago suburb after several fliers touting the infamous hate group were distributed in the Tinley Park neighborhood this week, the Chicago Tribune reports.

"You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake!" one flier read, according to police. The flier from the Traditionalist American Knights included a candy cane.


Police are calling the appearance of the fliers a "suspicious circumstance," after they were discovered in at least five driveways, Deputy Police Chief Steve Vaccaro told the Tribune. While police are on alert, they do not believe that a crime has been committed.

According to the Tribune, police have never heard of the organization listed on the fliers and don’t know if it’s real or it’s somebody "goofing off."

"We’ve had absolutely no other incidents other than this of a racial or hate-crime nature," Vaccaro told the Tribune.

In October, another hate group claiming ties to the Ku Klux Klan was listed in fliers that were found in a predominately African-American neighborhood, the Tribune reports.


Read more at Chicago Tribune.

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