"We Are Coming..."

Throughout the 1970s, a small group of neo-Nazis based in Chicago's South Side have a series of white-supremacist rallies in Marquette Park, located near their headquarters. They call themselves the National Socialist Party of America (NSPA) and are led by Frank Collin.

Reacting to the increased violence  occurring during the rallies in Marquette Park, the Chicago Park District invokes an ordinance requiring $250,000 of liability insurance in an effort to limit the NSPA's activities.

Enlisting the aid of the Illinois American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Frank Collin files a lawsuit against the Chicago Park District to challenge the ordinance (Collin v. O'Malley). The ordinance is found to be unconstitutional by a U.S. District Court judge and the Chicago Park District immediately appeals.

The NSPA changes their focus from the Skokie Park District to the Skokie village government.