Statue of young Lincoln vandalized in Edgewater

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( WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Police are looking for whoever defaced statue of a young Abraham Lincoln in the Edgewater neighborhood on Thanksgiving Day.

It’s the second time a Lincoln statue has been defaced in Chicago in recent memory, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The newspaper reports vandals splashed the statue in Senn Park with red paint and wrote the words "colonizer" and "land back" below it.

They also wrote "Dakota 38," a possible reference to the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, also known as the Sioux Uprising, when 38 Dakota Sioux were executed on Lincoln's order.

Police are currently investigating the vandalism.

The Tribune reports the statue will be cleaned on Monday. The circa-1945 statue by Charles Keck depicts a clean-shaven, barefoot Lincoln reading a book.

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Get with the present. That was a long long time ago . A lot has changed and this country has changed too . Bless their souls and we have to deal with today’s problems.


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