Critics said the elegant but expensive copper doors are extravagant at a time when the state is broke and regular Illinoisans are struggling.
The 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.
Twice this week thieves have made their way into a CPS elementary school in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood and stolen copper pipes, police said.
Copper 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.
After vandals damaged an old copper cross at St. Mary of Perpetual Help Church in the Bridgeport neighborhood, offers of help started pouring in.
It’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.
A spike in copper thefts may lead to power outages in northern Indiana.
A 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.
Thieves are going to great lengths — or great heights — to get their hands on copper for resale, scaling utility poles and clipping wires.
Two men have been charged, after police say they went to great lengths to try to steal copper from the long-shuttered Joliet Arsenal.
Paul Bridwell, 30, allegedly stole copper wire from utility lines outside homes, causing more than $10,000 worth of damage.
Almost 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.
Thieves make off with signal wire, slowing trains when signals flash only red.