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Dale Behm (Credit: McHenry County Sheriff)

Woodstock Street Supervisor Arrested For Stealing Road Salt

Woodstock police said 57-year-old Dale Behm, the city’s head of street maintenance, has been charged with felony theft after stealing one ton of road salt and two snowplow blades.

03/04/2014

Venice, Italy (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Tips On Packing Lightly For Vacation

For the first-time traveler hoping to avoid baggage fees to the experienced globetrotter, the following 10 tips will help teach you how to pack more efficiently and maybe even more safely.

02/25/2014

Steve Miller Inc. had $10,000 worth of road salt stolen from this unsecured location. (CBS)

Naperville Cops Probe Theft Of 80 Tons Of Road Salt

The stolen salt is valued at about $10,000, company officials said.

02/20/2014

Shelly R. Hess (Lake St. Louis Police)

Suspect In Suburban Petland Puppy Thefts Surrenders

A woman implicated in the thefts last fall of puppies from Petland stores in Naperville, Bolingbrook and Missouri has surrendered.

02/13/2014

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Man Charged With Stealing From Church Donation Baskets

David A. Kost, 28, of Orland Park, was charged with two felony counts of theft from a place of worship, and one count of misdemeanor theft.

02/12/2014

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O’Hare Worker Charged With Stealing Traveler’s iPad

Janessa M. Andrews, 22, of the 1600 block of North Lorel Avenue, was arrested Saturday at O’Hare after the traveler followed the device’s GPS tracker to Andrews’ home.

02/10/2014

General view of the atmosphere as Victoria's Secret Angel celebrates World's Best Sports Bras at the Victoria's Secret Beverly Center store on October 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

Thieves Lift More Bras At Victoria’s Secret In South Barrington

Shoplifters have again targeted the Victoria’s Secret in northwest suburban South Barrington, stealing nearly $2,000 worth of bras and underwear.

02/03/2014

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Cops: Victim Traps Would-Be Car Thief In Garage

When Andre Bacon repeatedly demanded a woman give him the keys to her 2012 Acura MDX in the Cragin neighborhood Saturday, she did so. And then she closed the door to the garage where the car was parked, trapping Bacon inside.

02/03/2014

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Cops: Chicago’s Serial Carjacker Also Gurnee Purse-Snatcher

A man accused of robbing an elderly woman of her purse in a north suburban parking lot two weeks ago has been identified as the same man who was arrested Tuesday for allegedly committing a series of carjackings in Chicago, one of which led to the death of an 11-year-old boy.

12/26/2013

Martise Earl Lowe (Chicago Police Department)

Prosecutors: Man Followed Woman Home, Stole Her Electronics

Martise Earl Lowe is alleged to have trailed behind the 26-year-old victim from the train to her apartment, in the 1700 block of West Henderson, the Sun-Times is reporting.

12/14/2013

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Man Charged With Stealing $80K From Youth Baseball League

A north suburban youth baseball treasurer has been charged with writing about $80,000 worth of organization checks to himself.

12/10/2013

Joe Horton (DuPage County Sheriff)

Bell Ringer Stole More Than $1,000 From Salvation Army Kettle: Prosecutors

A Chicago man stole more than $1,000 from a Salvation Army Red Kettle while working as a bell ringer in Naperville, prosecutors allege.

12/05/2013

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Former Republic Windows CEO Sentenced To 4 Years

The former CEO of Republic Windows and Doors has been sentenced to four years in prison, and fined $100,000 after pleading guilty to stealing company machinery when he shut the business down in 2008.

12/05/2013

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Police Officer Charged In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Darius Thompson, 32, was charged with multiple counts of felony theft, loan fraud, money-laundering, wire fraud and forgery for his alleged role in a plot to falsify mortgage applications during his previous employment as a loan processor and originator

11/29/2013

Darnell Grandison (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Bond Denied For Alleged Cop-Car Thief

A Roseland man charged with four felonies and many traffic violations for allegedly stealing a squad car Monday morning on the South Side has been ordered held without bond.

11/21/2013

Jason Chan stands on an alleged phone thief in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. (Eric Sawitoski)

Restaurant Owner Serves Knuckle Sandwich To Alleged iPhone Thief

Jason Chan, a Lincoln Park restaurateur, delivered some street justice last week when a suspect ran off with a patron’s iPhone.

11/11/2013

This female Maltese, 8 weeks old, was stolen from the Petland in Lake Saint Louis. (Petland)

Puppy Thief Makes Off With Another Dog

A woman who is believed to have stolen two high-end puppies from Chicago area retailers may have hit a St. Louis pet shop a day earlier.

11/09/2013

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Ex-Manager Gets 6 Years For Stealing More Than $2M From Chemical Firm

Kathleen Barth also was ordered to pay $1.5 million in restitution to Kraft Chemical Corporation after she pleaded guilty to theft.

10/30/2013

Timothy Barfield (Credit: newtrier.k12.il.us)

New Trier Employee Charged With Stealing From School, Parents

Timothy Barfield, New Trier’s transportation coordinator, allegedly took payments for bus transportation services in the form of cash and checks made out directly to him from district parents, according to police.

10/15/2013

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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