Capitol Architect Defends $700K Doors Installed On StatehouseCritics said the elegant but expensive copper doors are extravagant at a time when the state is broke and regular Illinoisans are struggling.
Thieves Swipe Copper From Church AC Units, Jeopardizing Tutoring ProgramsThe bishop of a South Side church says after-school tutoring and other activities for children may be in jeopardy after thieves stole parts to the building's air conditioning system.
Thieves Take Copper Pipes From Lawndale Elementary SchoolTwice this week thieves have made their way into a CPS elementary school in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood and stolen copper pipes, police said.
Thieves Steal $8,000 Worth Of Copper From Habitat House Construction SiteCopper thieves made off recently with thousands of dollars worth of valuable metal from a couple of homes being built by Habitat for Humanity in the southwest suburbs.
Donors Offering Help After Bridgeport Church's Cross VandalizedAfter vandals damaged an old copper cross at St. Mary of Perpetual Help Church in the Bridgeport neighborhood, offers of help started pouring in.
Bridgeport Church's Copper Cross VandalizedIt's been part of a Bridgeport parish for more than a century, but now a historic copper cross sits damaged after an attack by vandals.
Copper Thefts May Lead To Power Outages In IndianaA spike in copper thefts may lead to power outages in northern Indiana.
Car Slams Into BBQ Takeout In North Chicago, Followed By Copper ThievesA shuttered barbecue take-out place in North Chicago was rammed by a car and stripped of its metal components, in what police say might be two separate crimes.
Copper Thieves Stealing Electrical Wires In Gary, Ind.Thieves are going to great lengths -- or great heights -- to get their hands on copper for resale, scaling utility poles and clipping wires.
Alert Cop Foils Elaborate Copper Theft Scheme At Joliet ArsenalTwo men have been charged, after police say they went to great lengths to try to steal copper from the long-shuttered Joliet Arsenal.
Justice Man Charged In Copper-Wire TheftsPaul Bridwell, 30, allegedly stole copper wire from utility lines outside homes, causing more than $10,000 worth of damage.
Thieves Target East Lakeview Street Lights For CopperAlmost as soon as new lighting had been installed on a handful of streets in the Lake View neighborhood this winter the light structures were targeted by thieves.