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It looks like the cat's out of the bag and, thanks to Chicago Police, out of the river.
Emergency phone operators received a gruesome, upsetting call at about 7 a.m. this morning.
A body was seen in the Chicago River near 700 North Larrabee Street, just south of the Chicago Avenue bridge.
Responders headed for the scene, prepared for the worst.
Once at the river, they pulled the body out of the water—the body of a large stuffed animal, that is.
Sylvester the Cat, a life-sized Looney Tunes doll, was a bit waterlogged but otherwise okay.