Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Front of building in residential area.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
I was finishing up work at 5am, having had worked a 12+ hour day at the Ruthpage Center for the Arts at 1016 N Dearborn. I was in the lobby of the theatre when I heard a grinder outside. Thought at first it could be road work, but it seemed too early, and then realized my bike was outside. Ran out front door, saw a guy grinding off my lock with a battery powered grinder. He had removed my front wheel, which was still locked to the frame and bike rack. I yelled at him, told him I was calling the police, and he said, "Go ahead." I stood in the doorway and watched him grind out a chuck of the lock, put my wheel back on and ride off down an alley. My boss hopped in her car and went after him, but she never saw him after he had left. There was a guy in a silver Honda CRV driving by, looked like he was waiting for the guy to finish.
http://i.imgur.com/7wn1K.jpg $80 lock defeated in 5 minutes.