Police have issued a community alert warning residents of thefts from vehicles in the Uptown and Lake View neighborhoods.
Police say they are surprised by a spike in thefts of human hair in recent months.
An attempt at string of burglaries in two northwest suburbs lands two women in jail..
Chicago area college students are being advised to keep an eye on their laptop computers, in the wake of a rash of thefts.
There have been some unusual thefts at O’Hare Airport. The passengers being targeted are leaving Chicago and traveling internationally, only to have thousands of dollars and gold stolen before they depart.
The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Chicagoland is hovering just above $4 a gallon, and that has led to reports of gasoline siphoning in some suburbs.
Two north suburban Starbucks stores were hit last week by tip-jar thefts, police reported.
Police are investigating a rash of recent thefts of the 200-pound pay-and-display parking meter boxes.