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Ku Klux Klan Coming to New Lenox Township?

A New Lenox woman said Ku Klux Klan literature was left in the driveway of her rental property.

Ku Klux Klan Coming to New Lenox Township?
A New Lenox landlady said her tenants found racist Ku Klux Klan leaflet at the foot of their driveway.

"Save Our Land Join The Klan," proclaims the leaflet dropped in a driveway near the intersection of Cedar Road and Joliet Highway in unincorporated New Lenox.

Landlady Cassandra Higgins said her tenants alerted her to the racist literature and she called the county police.

Higgins said the cops told her it was up to the tenants to decide whether to file a police report.

"I don't think they're too interested in filing," Higgins said.

Neighbors at two other residences near the intersection found the same leaflet in their driveways, said Higgins. The leaflets were delivered in plastic bags weighted down by small stones, she said.

Will County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said deputies have taken no reports with regard to Ku Klux Klan literature.

Besides admonishing readers to save their land by joining the Klan, the leaflet, which was apparently produced by the "Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan," included a telephone number with a North Carolina area code.

The number is answered by a recording that says, "Greetings white brothers and sisters, you have just reached the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, one of the most active Klans in the U.S. fighting for equal rights for whites."

The recording encourages callers who want to join the Ku Klux Klan to leave their contact information and closes with, "Always remember, if it ain't white, it ain't right. White power."

The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan failed to respond to a call for comment.

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