Suntimes: Hate graffiti met with love in Lincoln Square
After a Lincoln Square couple woke up last week to find white nationalist graffiti on their sidewalk and black spray paint blotting out a yard sign calling for human rights and love, an upset neighbor had an idea of how the community should respond.
The concept was simple: a mass marketing campaign of love.
“The idea was to plaster this whole area with signs so you can’t go anywhere without seeing them,” said Jason Kraus, 41, who owns a construction company.
A few days later, neighbor Jason Rieger, who heads Indivisible Chicago — a community group dedicated to resisting the agenda of President Donald Trump — had more than 3,000 signs printed. He paid for them with donations collected online.