CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Illegal dumping has long been a problem in some Chicago neighborhoods. They come in the night, dump trash, and get out. But something left behind this week at one empty lot could lead to the culprits.
A Ring doorbell camera caught two men emptying the contents of a dump truck - much of it appearing to be construction debris - in a lot near 58th and Wood in the West Englewood neighborhood overnight Monday into Tuesday.
Ald. Ray Lopez, 15th Ward, is furious.
The city is working on tracking down the owner.
“To find out why exactly their debris from the North Side of Chicago found its way into the South Side – West Englewood,” Lopez said.
According to CBS 2, the dumpers left such a big mess that it took three city trucks to clean it up Tuesday. The city’s minimum for a first-time illegal dumping offense is $1,500.