Steve Hier said he’s been calling the city since last summer about a few missing metal electric vault covers that leave about four-by-three foot holes along a half-mile stretch of Kedzie Boulevard, in grassy areas between Palmer Square and the Illinois Centennial monument in Logan Square.
An Indianapolis power company says it is installing more locking manhole covers ahead of next week’s men’s Final Four, following recent underground explosions.
A new danger on the road is pushing drivers to swerve in the south suburbs. The culprit? A thief stealing manhole covers.
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.
Police believe they’ve solved the case of stolen manhole covers and sewer grates in Joliet and nearby communities.
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.
Indianapolis is gearing up for next Sunday’s Super Bowl, and not just from a tourism and fan standpoint.
Naperville police are looking for the thieves who are have stolen four manhole covers right out of the street.