Police in west suburban Aurora were warning car owners not to leave running cars unattended to warm them up before driving.
The minivan is a hot car in Illinois.
Chicago Police say dozens of stolen cars have turned up in a salvage yard on the Southeast Side.
Police have seen a spike in the number of stolen cars reported on the Southeast Side for a number of months. On Monday, they discovered dozens of stolen vehicles at a scrap yard in the 3000 block of East 106th Street in the South Deering neighborhood.
Chicago police cleared out a West Englewood tow yard on Thursday, after allegedly finding stolen vehicles and parts being stored there.
Law enforcement officials are about to reveal the results of their investigation of a ring believed responsible for stealing nearly 200 vehicles from car dealerships throughout the Chicago area including Naperville, The Sun learned Friday.
A 19-year-old Niles man has been charged with leaving two stolen cars on the Metra North Central tracks in Des Plaines, leaving both cars to be destroyed by trains.
Auctions have long been considered a good place to get a good deal on cars but imagine buying a car only to later find out it’s a stolen vehicle.