Ku Klux Klan fliers seeking new recruits were found this week in New Lenox Township, according to reports.
Resident Janice Dellar told NBC Chicago that she found a flier in a plastic baggie with a rock in it to weigh it down.
"I haven't seen anything like this, hate like this in 30 years," Dellar said in the report. "I'm just very shocked to find it in this neighborhood."
The flier is seeking new members, with contact information on it, such as a website and a post office box address, the NBC report said.
The Will County Sheriff's Department confirmed it had received other similar reports, the report said.
Cassandra Higgins said she was annoyed when she saw KuKlux Klan fliers in driveways up and down Prairie Road in New Lenox Township on Wednesday.
"I was hoping it was a kid prank," she said. But kids would not have bothered to put the fliers in baggies and secure them with rocks, she said.
Personally, she said she would have ignored it, but she was concerned for her tenants, who found it in the driveway. She saw several fliers in the driveways herself.
"They just moved in and were perplexed. I'd be the same way if I was not familiar with the neighborhood," Higgins said. So, to protect her tenants, she called Will County Sheriff's police.
Higgins, who talked to others on the block, said some were upset, but "wrote it off," while others threw the fliers away.
No one filed a police report on the incident, Will County Sheriff's spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said.
"We don't know if it is a prank. We don't know if it just that neighborhood," she said. "Until someone makes a formal report, there is nothing we can do. We are keeping our eyes and ear open."
New Lenox Mayor Tim Baldermann said he has not received any calls about it and does not know if it is legitimate.
"I don't want any part of this," he said. "We do not need vigilantes. Why are they picking on New Lenox?"