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A police official hefts a sewer grate in West Chicago to demonstrate its weight. (CBS)

Thieves Grabbing Sewer Grates In West Chicago

The expense to replace them falls on the city, and the holes left behind are a safety concern. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.

09/13/2013

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Thieves Stealing Sewer Grates In West Chicago

Someone is stealing sewer grates in West Chicago neighborhoods and that’s bad news for cars, bikes and those on foot.

07/01/2013

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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