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Feds Raid Politically-Connected Bridgeport Scrap Metal Firm

No arrests were made at the site of the raid, and no charges have been filed in the case.

08/23/2013

Chicago police say this material at an Englewood recycling yard was stolen. (Chicago Police Dept.)

Scrap-Metal Thieves Super-Sizing By Swiping Boat, Big-Rig Trailers: Police

Go big or go home, the saying goes. Some scrap-metal thieves are taking that expression to heart, police say. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

04/05/2013

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Statues Stolen From Waukegan Library Were Melted Down At Scrapyard

Police say the theft of two bronze statues from the courtyard at the Waukegan Public Library has been solved, but the statues are gone.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2012

Several brass mailbox covers like the one on the left have been ripped off the facade of a townhouse complex in the Avalon Park neighborhood, leaving behind only the open mailbox behind them, like seen on the right. (Credit: CBS)

Thieves Target Brass Mailbox Covers In Avalon Park

It’s a thriving illegal enterprise these days: crooks making off with manhole covers, metal gutters and copper pipes from homes, then selling the items to unscrupulous scrap metal dealers.

04/18/2012

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Englewood Residents: Scrap Yards Are Contributing To Decline

Some Englewood neighborhood residents are asking that the city shut down scrap yards, saying they are contributing to the destruction of the community.

WBBM Newsradio–03/15/2012

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Scrap Metal Truck Flips Over On Ramp From Dan Ryan

A truck hauling scrap metal flipped over early Thursday on a ramp between the Dan Ryan and Stevenson expressways.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

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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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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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State Lawmakers Seek To Crack Down On Scrap Metal Theft

A proposal at the Illinois State Capitol would cut down on stolen scrap metal in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

These decorative iron grates around the base of city trees are being targeted by thieves. (CBS)

The Latest Metal Item To Steal For Scrap: Iron Grates Around Trees

The decorative iron grates at the base of trees in the city are heavy — up to 175 pounds – and they’re in plain view. But that’s not stopping thieves. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.

12/09/2011

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Homeowner Shoots, Wounds Burglar In South Chicago

A homeowner shot and wounded a burglar early Monday morning in the back yard of his South Chicago neighborhood home.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

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Men Charged With Stealing Scrap Metal In Evanston

Two men face criminal trespassing charges after allegedly using a U-Haul truck to steal scrap metal from an Evanston manufacturing plant Thursday morning.

03/18/2011