Manhole Covers

A manhole cover in Flossmoor. (Credit: Pamela Jones)

South Suburban Police Investigating Missing Manhole Covers

A new danger on the road is pushing drivers to swerve in the south suburbs. The culprit? A thief stealing manhole covers.

11/12/2014

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Manhole Cover Thefts Pose Danger To Cars, Pedestrians

Manhole covers and sewer grates are being stolen in Chicago, and across the suburbs, posing a damage threat to cars and a threat of injury to pedestrians, who could fall inside.

CBS 2–02/22/2012

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Police Believe They Have Cracked Manhole Cover Theft Case

Police believe they’ve solved the case of stolen manhole covers and sewer grates in Joliet and nearby communities.

02/17/2012

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Thieves Taking 20 Manhole Covers A Month In Joliet

Police in Joliet report, they’re losing about 20 manhole covers a month, and they’re not alone, as the value of scrap metal sends thieves in search of easy money.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

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Security Officials Prepare For Manhole Explosions, Other Dangers At Super Bowl

Indianapolis is gearing up for next Sunday’s Super Bowl, and not just from a tourism and fan standpoint.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

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Thieves Steal 4 Manhole Covers In Naperville

Naperville police are looking for the thieves who are have stolen four manhole covers right out of the street.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011