New Illinois Bills Aims To Curb Catalytic Converter Theft
(Phoenix Police Department via AP)

A new state law is designed to address catalytic converter thefts in Illinois. The legislation requires recyclable metal dealers to keep a record of catalytic converters they purchase and to make a copy of the seller’s driver’s license or ID. This type of theft has spiked in recent years. A State Farm report last year ranked Illinois in the top five for stolen catalytic converter claims.