Stolen Cars

Keys hang in the ignition in a Honda Civic as it makes its way down the line at the Japanese automaker's plant in Greensburg, Indiana on March 17, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mira OBERMAN (Photo credit should read MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Police Warn Of Spate Of Stolen Cars After Engines Left Running

Police in west suburban Aurora were warning car owners not to leave running cars unattended to warm them up before driving.



The Most-Stolen Cars In Illinois, United States

The minivan is a hot car in Illinois.


Aaron Adelman. (Credit: Chicago Police)

SE Side Scrap Yard Owner Charged With Possesing Stolen Vehicle

Chicago Police say dozens of stolen cars have turned up in a salvage yard on the Southeast Side.


Police found 70 to 100 stolen cars at a salvage yard in the South Deering neighborhood on Monday. (Credit: CBS)

One In Custody After Dozens Of Stolen Cars Found At Scrap Yard

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.


Police towed away up to 105 vehicles from a Little Ray's Towing in West Englewood, after tracking a stolen car to the storage yard, and finding dozens of other cars for which the owner could not provide proper titles.  Police said there were at least 10 stolen vehicles on the lot. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Tow Yard Owner Arrested After Stolen Cars, Parts Seized

Chicago police cleared out a West Englewood tow yard on Thursday, after allegedly finding stolen vehicles and parts being stored there.


Car window broken. (Photo by Getty Images)

Naperville Cops Help Catch Thieves Who Stole 170-Plus Vehicles

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.


Kenneth Cooper, 19, is charged with two counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Police said he's implicated himself in two cases in which he allegedly left a stolen car on railroad tracks and then the cars were hit by a Metra train. (Credit: Des Plaines Police)

Man Charged With Abandoning Stolen Cars For Metra Trains To Smash

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.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

A stolen Honda CRV that was sold at a car auction. (Credit: CBS)

Stolen Cars Being Sold At Auctions

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.

CBS 2–05/24/2011