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We are disheartened to hear that the man charged with the disgusting recent hate crimes in Chicago is a resident of Niles. Niles is a community proudly rooted in diversity, and the tradition of embracing each other’s differences is a big part of why our neighbors love living here. Our people are our biggest asset, and we rely on each of our residents and workers to be our best ambassadors of what it means to be part of Niles. Let me assure the Chicagoland community that the actions this individual has been charged with are not representative of what it means to be a part of the Niles community, and hatred like this will never be tolerated here. As Mayor of Niles, I ran my campaign based on building bridges, not walls. I, along with the Board of Trustees, condemn these hateful actions. We stand with our Chicago neighbors and will assist the carrying out of justice in any way we can.
George D. AlpogianisMayorVillage of Niles
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