Western Springs joins other towns reporting sewer grate thefts
Updated: January 14, 2013 6:51AM
WESTERN SPRINGS — A sewer grate was reported stolen Saturday from the southeast corner of Oak Street and Hampton Avenue in Western Springs.
The incident follows the thefts of five grates from LaGrange Park, valued at about $1,000. Grates also have been reported stolen in Westchester, Broadview, Forest Park, North Riverside and Hillside, where manhole covers also were stolen. In the Hillside incident a witness reported seeing two men taking the large covers and placing them in a black Cadillac Escalade and a red Chevy Tahoe during early morning hours.