Abandoned Cars

Snow covers cars in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

It Might Be Tiresome, But Scrape Off Your Car, Or Risk A Ticket

City law allows police to ticket and even tow a car if it hasn’t been moved in seven days.


Kenneth Cooper, 19, is charged with two counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Police said he's implicated himself in two cases in which he allegedly left a stolen car on railroad tracks and then the cars were hit by a Metra train. (Credit: Des Plaines Police)

Man Charged With Abandoning Stolen Cars For Metra Trains To Smash

A 19-year-old Niles man has been charged with leaving two stolen cars on the Metra North Central tracks in Des Plaines, leaving both cars to be destroyed by trains.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

Metra Accident

Police: 2 Metra Train Collisions With Abandoned Cars Are Related

Investigators believe two recent collisions between Metra trains and cars left on the tracks at the same Des Plaines crossing are related.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2011

Mayor Richard Daley. (CBS)

Daley: ‘We Still Have A Long Way To Go’

Mayor Richard M. Daley on Thursday praised the efforts of city workers in digging out from this week’s blizzard, but said “we still have a long way to go.”

CBS Chicago–02/03/2011

Lake Shore Drive

City Defends Lake Shore Drive Decision, Apologizes For Problems

Lake Shore Drive remained closed Wednesday afternoon, as city workers continued removing stranded vehicles from the roadway in an effort to reopen the road as soon as possible.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2011