The story so far was sad, but all's well that ends well(ish).
From Portugal. The Man's Facebook:
Laying in bed at 9:30pm Friday night, fittingly depressed over the theft of our gear, I received a phone call from our tour manager "The Chicago PD found our gear! Its not all there but it sounds like most of it is!"
Read the full thing here, it's very gracious and really good to read.