Tow Trucks

Demonstrators outside the Luke Oil station in Cedar Lake. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Protestors Picket Cedar Lake Gas Station After Fuel Mix-Up Damages Truck Engines

– Protestors were picketing Saturday morning outside a Cedar Lake gas station, attempting to get the owners to pay for repairs to their vehicles after a fuel mix-up led to their engines needing thousands of dollars in repairs.


State Farm Insurance

State Farm Sponsors Illinois Tollway Tow Trucks

State tow trucks that patrol the Illinois Tollway system will be sporting ads for State Farm, after the insurance company spent $1.8 million to sponsor the state’s road assistance program.


Parked cars in the Little Village neighborhood. (CBS)

Car Thefts Plague Little Village Neighborhood, Residents Say

They tell CBS 2’s Mike Parker they want action to stop the crooks.


A tow truck in action. (CBS)

Police Warn Of Crooks Using Tow Trucks To Steal Cars

Police have issued an alert to Near West Side residents, warning that thieves using tow trucks have been taking older cars off the streets at night.


Car window broken. (Photo by Getty Images)

Thieves Using Everything From Tow Trucks To Forks To Swipe Cars

Car thieves in Chicago are using a variety of tools these days – including a couple of things that are somewhat surprising.

WBBM Newsradio–12/20/2012

Police say (from left) Javier Garcia-Cruz; Anthony McMorries; and Jose Sanchez stole cars with tow trucks and sold parts and scrap metal from the vehicles. (Chicago Police Department)

Cops Bust Tow Truck Drivers For Stealing, Scrapping Vehicles

Three area men have been busted for stealing cars off the streets of Chicago with tow trucks and stripping their parts for cash, police said Thursday in announcing “Operation Hook ‘Em Up.”


Tow Truck, generic sized image

Tow Trucks Targeted By Robbers In Michael Myers Masks

Police are warning residents of the Englewood neighborhood to be aware of masked robbers targeting tow truck drivers.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011