Washington Park Christmas tree targeted by vandals for 3rd year in a row

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"You're not only burning down a tree, you're burning down hope for the people in that community."- Jahmal Cole, founder of My Block My Hood My City

The Washington Park Christmas tree has been vandalized for the 3rd year in a row. (via WGN-TV)

Activist, and founder of My Block My Hood My City Jahmal Cole joins Jon Hansen (filling-in for Steve Bertrand) on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss efforts being made to replace the Christmas tree that was burned down by vandals after a community tree lighting ceremony over the weekend.

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