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West Loop, Pilsen Drivers Can Get Their Catalytic Converter Painted To Prevent Thefts

This event is the latest in a series of spray-painting events police have held to cut down on skyrocketing catalytic converter thefts.

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PILSEN — Residents of the 12th Police District can get their catalytic converter spray painted this weekend to deter thieves.

The event is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. It’s available on a first-come, first-served basis, and attendees must register beforehand. To register and find out where it’s being held, email CAPS.12DISTRICT@chicagopolice.org.

The 12th Police District includes parts of West Loop and Pilsen. To check if you live in the 12th District, go here.

Police districts across the city have been spray painting and marking catalytic converters to deter thieves and make scrap dealers think twice about accepting the car parts.

The spray paint and markings are only visible from underneath the car and won’t impact the car’s value, police have said.

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