Evanston police say they’ve received a few reports of vandalism in connection with this year’s presidential campaign in Evanston.

Police Commander Tom Guenther, in response to a question today from Evanston Now, said there have been four reports of McCain campaign signs being stolen in the city during the past month and one reported instance of an Obama sign being defaced.

In addition, a user of the web imaging site Flickr captured what appears to be an instance of anti-Obama graffiti in an underpass at the Davis Street Metra station.

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Intolerate sign abuse
    I reported to EPD sign damage or theft at my house 3x in the 20 days before the election. I spoke to many other McCain supporters with the same problem, our free political speech was abused. A majority of people don’t report the vandalism, but they should. If accurate statisics were possible I suspect the McCain signs were by far the primary target of intolerant and violent attacks in Evanston. It is not surprising considering the company the Evanston Democrats keep, narrow minds and thuggish hearts. SEIU, ACORN, the Cook County corrupt feudal lords, Rod Blagovich is just the lastest example. Jeff Schoenberg is about as arrogant and out of touch as a pol could be.
    Many people are afraid that a bumber sticker or yard sign will cause harassment or damage to property. Their fear is based on experience of intolerance and intimidation.
    In fact, candidate Obama made many speeches encouraging his supporter to “get in the face” of people who are not supporting him. So it’s not surprising that these brave supports would hack a lowly yard sign. Lots of guts.
    Obama promised to bring to America change and now we know that his first appointment was the ultimate Chicago insider and enforcer, Rahm Emmanuel. Yes, everything will be all fairy tales and bunny rabbits for the next four years.

    Thank you to Bill Smith for reporting on this and I am surprised the response from the EPD was not a much higher number. And I think graffiti against Pres-Elect Obama was wrong too.

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