Afternoon Briefing: Chicago bank robber’s unusual demand note steals show

Good afternoon, Chicago.

When it comes to writing a demand note, bank robbers tend to follow a certain unspoken etiquette of brevity and clarity.

But that’s not what happened in downtown Chicago earlier this week, when federal prosecutors say a man walked into the Chase Bank building at 10 S. Dearborn St. and handed a note to a teller that may have set records for length and variety of literary themes.

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