Park District Workers Pocketed Cash From Scrap Metal Sales, Set Up Tax-Exempt Sam's Club Accounts, Inspector General FindsSeveral Chicago Park District employees are facing disciplinary action and might be fired after allegedly selling scrap metal for more than $64,000 in cash they never turned over to the district.
Feds Raid Politically-Connected Bridgeport Scrap Metal FirmNo arrests were made at the site of the raid, and no charges have been filed in the case.
Scrap-Metal Thieves Super-Sizing By Swiping Boat, Big-Rig Trailers: PoliceGo big or go home, the saying goes. Some scrap-metal thieves are taking that expression to heart, police say. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports.
Statues Stolen From Waukegan Library Were Melted Down At ScrapyardPolice say the theft of two bronze statues from the courtyard at the Waukegan Public Library has been solved, but the statues are gone.
Thieves Target Brass Mailbox Covers In Avalon ParkIt’s a thriving illegal enterprise these days: crooks making off with manhole covers, metal gutters and copper pipes from homes, then selling the items to unscrupulous scrap metal dealers.
Englewood Residents: Scrap Yards Are Contributing To DeclineSome Englewood neighborhood residents are asking that the city shut down scrap yards, saying they are contributing to the destruction of the community.
Scrap Metal Truck Flips Over On Ramp From Dan RyanA truck hauling scrap metal flipped over early Thursday on a ramp between the Dan Ryan and Stevenson expressways.
Manhole Cover Thefts Pose Danger To Cars, PedestriansManhole covers and sewer grates are being stolen in Chicago, and across the suburbs, posing a damage threat to cars and a threat of injury to pedestrians, who could fall inside.
Thieves Taking 20 Manhole Covers A Month In JolietPolice in Joliet report, they're losing about 20 manhole covers a month, and they're not alone, as the value of scrap metal sends thieves in search of easy money.
State Lawmakers Seek To Crack Down On Scrap Metal TheftA proposal at the Illinois State Capitol would cut down on stolen scrap metal in Illinois.
The Latest Metal Item To Steal For Scrap: Iron Grates Around TreesThe decorative iron grates at the base of trees in the city are heavy -- up to 175 pounds – and they're in plain view. But that’s not stopping thieves. CBS 2's Kristyn Hartman reports.
Homeowner Shoots, Wounds Burglar In South ChicagoA homeowner shot and wounded a burglar early Monday morning in the back yard of his South Chicago neighborhood home.
Men Charged With Stealing Scrap Metal In EvanstonTwo men face criminal trespassing charges after allegedly using a U-Haul truck to steal scrap metal from an Evanston manufacturing plant Thursday morning.