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Parked cars in the Little Village neighborhood. (CBS)

Police Arrest City Tow Truck Driver, Accomplice Accused Of Shaking Motorist Down

Chicago police are investigating an alleged scam that may have involved a city employee who towed a woman’s car and then demanded money for its return.

09/20/2014

One person was killed when a car hit a tow truck, then crashed into a wall dividing the Dan Ryan Expressway from the Red Line. The car flipped over during the crash. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Dead In Crash On Dan Ryan

A 25-year-old woman was killed when her car hit a tow truck, then crashed into a wall dividing the Dan Ryan Expressway from the CTA Red Line near 87th Street early Monday morning.

03/24/2014

A flatbed tow truck pinned a car against a concrete barrier wall in a crash on the Tri-State Tollway on July 5, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Tow Truck Hits Car On Tri-State Tollway

A man was injured early Friday when his car was hit by a flatbed tow truck, and pinned against a concrete barrier along I-294 near Alsip.

07/05/2013

Two people were shot at this gas station in the 1500 block of West Addison. (CBS)

Victim In North Side Gas Station Shooting Dies

One of the men shot in a gas station parking lot along the 3600 block of North Ashland Avenue early yesterday has died.

05/10/2012

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Police: Man Threatened Tow Truck Driver With Gun During Repossession

A man is under arrest for allegedly smashing the window of a tow truck and putting a gun to the head of its driver, who was trying to repossess a truck early Thursday on the West Side.

09/29/2011

New rules are supposed to protect motorists from unjustified tows. (CBS)

State Can Now Crack Down On Illegal Tows

New state rules allow motorists to report illegal tows by tow trucks. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2011

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Van Towed With 16-Year-Old Girl Inside

A tow truck driver working for a city contractor was given three traffic tickets after towing a van with a 16-year-old girl inside on Friday on the Northwest Side.

01/08/2011

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Mount Prospect Police Warn Of ‘Car Accident’ Scam

Mount Prospect police say a scam artist is knocking on doors in the northwest suburbs.

11/17/2010