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Top Chicago news: CTA line to get more patrols; 50 storage units broken into; Uber Pet launches

Here's what you need to know about what's happening in Chicago.

Suspects enter Walmart with 'Caution I have coronavirus' sign, spray Lysol on produce

A 19-year-old man suspected of spraying disinfectant inside a Walmart in suburban Chicago while announcing to startled customers that he was infected with the coronavirus turned himself in to police. “It appears to have been a prank that went too far,” Joliet Police Sgt. Chris Botzum said.

Read the full story on Fox 11 Los Angeles.

At least 50 storage units broken into on northwest side

Police responded to a massive break-in at a storage facility on  the 2300 block of North Harlem Avenue on Tuesday morning.

Read the full story on ABC Chicago, WLS.

First-graders' portable sink invention earns them national spotlight

The two 7-year-old students at Lenart Regional Gifted Center won an invention contest at their school with a design for a portable sink. Now they're getting featured on ABC's "Strahan, Sara and Keke."

Read the full story on ABC Chicago, WLS.

Uber Pet launches in Chicago

Uber has started its pet-friendly service in Chicago. The service allows passengers to bring one small animal companion on their ride.

Read the full story on ABC Chicago, WLS.

Police to add patrols on CTA as crime spikes on rail lines

With a recent spike of crime on CTA train lines, Chicago police plan to increase patrols from early March through Memorial Day weekend.

Read the full story on Chicago Tribune.


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