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Bikes! They're yours for the taking (please don't take them). (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

2 Investigators: Bike Theft Victims Band Together Online

CBS 2’s Dave Savini has been investigating and talking to one frustrated bike rider after another who are taking to the internet to find help.

08/13/2014

Is this beaut locked correctly? (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

Most Chicago Bike Owners Don’t Secure Their Bikes Properly, Allowing Thieves To Take Advantage

Let’s be honest: Chicagoans get their bikes stolen more often than Liam Neeson’s family members get kidnapped in the Taken franchise. Here are the mistakes bike theft victims make and how to avoid them!

08/06/2014

Ouch... (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

Most Bike Theft Victims Find The Chicago Police Department Unhelpful

What if the inconsistent way the Chicago Police Department handles stolen bikes is indicative of how the department works as a whole?

07/31/2014

This man allegedly stole a bike from Chicago non-profit Working Bikes. (Photo provided by Paul Fitzgerald of Working Bikes)

Bike Thieves Use Fake IDs To Steal From Non-Profit And Bike Shops

To prevent customers from stealing bikes, shops across the city often require an ID and credit card before letting someone take one of their cycles for a test ride. This process has worked well, until recently, that is…

07/30/2014

Bikes! They're yours for the taking (please don't take them). (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

Chicago Police Less Willing To Curb Bike Thefts Than Some Other Cities, Internet Vigilantes

If we have to choose whether to devote resources to solving violent crimes or bike thefts, the choice is obvious. With that said, some are wondering why Chicago can’t have adequate resources devoted to both.

07/23/2014

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Transportation Advocates Urge Kids To Ride Bikes To School

Schools nationwide are taking part in the annual “Walk and Roll to School” day, and the Active Transportation Alliance is organizing it locally.

10/09/2013

Ald. Harry Osterman (48th)

Alderman Seeks Stiffer Fines For Bicyclists Who Ride On Sidewalks

North Side Alderman Harry Osterman says some seniors who live along a stretch of North Sheridan Road from Ardmore to West Sheridan Road have been injured by a bicyclist illegally hurtling down the sidewalks. He wants to hike the fine for that from $50 to $200.

09/09/2013

Tommy Hawks and Benny the Bull with a Divvy van outside the United Center. (Credit: Steve Miller)

New Divvy Station Unveiled Outside United Center

The City of Chicago has officially opened one of its newest Divvy bike-sharing stations – right outside the United Center.

09/09/2013

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Two Teens Shot By Gunmen Riding Bikes In South Shore

“Basically, they were on the sidewalk when two unknown offenders on bicycles rolled up and fired, striking both of them,” said police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.

06/04/2013

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Best Places To Rent A Bike In Chicago

Summer is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than by cruising down the lakeshore path on a bike. Across the city there are a few places to rent a bike for a day or just a few hours. If you’re from here, it’s a great way to spend a day outside. If you’re from out of town, it’s an even better and quicker way to see the city.

05/02/2012

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Alderman Calls For License Requirement For Bicyclists

If one alderman has his way, the city might soon ask bike riders to pony up money for the privilege of riding on Chicago streets.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011