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The Buffalo Wild Wings incident is not Chicago suburb's first race-related controversy

NAPERVILLE, Ill. - A group celebrating a child's birthday at suburban Buffalo Wild Wings said they were asked to move tables because of the color of their skin, and the blowback against the restaurant was fierce.

Social media posts about the Oct. 26 incident ranged from anger to disappointment and disbelief. Many shared the same reaction: they weren't surprised it had happened in Naperville.

It hardly marked the first time the wealthy suburb had drawn widespread attention for incidents over race and ethnicity.

Over the summer, a Naperville gas station drew protesters after a clerk told Hispanic customers "they need to go back to their country." Months

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