(WBBM NEWSRADIO) – The windows of Ald. Daniel La Spata’s re-election campaign office in Logan Square were smashed overnight, and the 1st Ward alderman’s camp suggested it’s politically motivated.
Chicago police officers responded to the 2110 N. Milwaukee location around 12:44 a.m. Friday when someone reported seeing two individuals dressed in black breaking the glass front of the building. Because nothing was stolen, the campaign said robbery is doubtful as a motive.
“We’re concerned that this is political retribution. Even at the beginning of our campaign in back in October, we experienced attacks that felt like old-school Chicago politics,” campaign manager Josh Kaufman said in a news release.
La Spata has three challengers in this month’s city election.
No staff members were onsite at the time of the vandalism. The office typically houses up to six campaign staff and interns throughout the day, officials said.
“If vandals thought they would frighten or intimidate our staff and volunteer teams, they didn’t succeed. Honestly, I believe this will only energize the base of neighborhood support that we’ve seen so far,” La Spata said in a statement.
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