Chicago Sun-Times
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April 23, 2012
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A gay Illinois State University student is recovering from injuries he said he suffered during a hate-inspired beatdown Saturday morning near campus. Normal Police said the apparent attack is under investigation but could not confirm it was a hate crime. Eric Unger said he had just left a party and was walking home alone about 2:30 a.m. in the 100 block of West Willow Street when a group of men passed him from behind — and one of them knocked his phone out of his hand.