Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The group that came to Skokie in 2010 protest outside the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center said it planned to picket the funeral Highland Park native Aaron Swartz. They didn't show up.
Updated 9:50 p.m. Jan. 15 The church members did not end up coming to the funeral. Original story The Westboro Baptist Church, the group that came to Skokie in 2010 protest outside the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center on Rosh Hashanah, plans to picket Tuesday's funeral of Highland Park native Aaron Swartz, The Chicagoist reports. Swartz, an Internet activist, co-creator of social news website Reddit and founder of Demand Progress, was found dead in an apparent suicide on Friday in his apartment in Brooklyn. He was 26. Patch's full coverage of Aaron Swartz's death An activist for free online content, Swartz got in trouble with the federal government in 2011 when he was indicted for gaining illegal access to a subscription-based …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Westboro Baptist Church came to Skokie in September 2010 to protest on the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah. Now, the group says they will protest outside of Sandy Hook Elementary, claiming, "God Sent the Shooter."
In September of 2010, Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) came to Skokie so they could protest outside the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center on Rosh Hashanah. WBC members, known for demonstrating at military funerals and burning American flags, made their rounds in Skokie, Evanston and the Israeli Consulate in September 2010. Their message that day: "Obey God or Destruction." A few years later, the WBC is once again planning to exercise their first Amendment rights. A day after Friday's shooting in Newtown, Conn., where police said 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother and then 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary, Westboro Baptist member Shirley Phelps-Roper posted a message on Twitter that the group would "sing …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Thursday, March 3.
Here's what's going on in Patch sites around you: Mayor Curses at Mayoral Candidate in City Hall Child Reports Stranger Danger Supreme Court: Westboro Baptist Church Protected Under 1st Amendment Woman Sickened at Haven School/Merle's Outbreak Files Lawsuit