Can you please ask these folks to place reports at the Chicago Stolen Bike Registry?
It's really the best way out there to warn others, and also to arm the community with detailed, useful information about how not to get a bike stolen. reports like this, with no mention of what sort of lock was used just serve to frustrate everyone.
I have received reports about none of these.
the second a bike gets stolen, its chopped up. Stolen bikes are very rarely sold "as stolen" to a bike shop.
also, if u lock up to a street sign, make sure no one has come by first and made the post "easily removeable" a good pull up on it to make sure its there for good is always a good idea.
i saw that on an MSNBC special on bike theft in major cities (chicago was the one that explained about the dummy parking sign poles)
What can Depaul do you ask?