The employee, a 22-year-old woman, surrendered a bag containing an unknown amount of money after the man announced a robbery and implied he had a weapon, police said.
Officers responded to the fallen light pole about 1:05 p.m. on Lake Shore Drive near Goethe Street, according to Chicago police. No injuries were reported.
The parents of Rylan Wilder, 15, say they are facing mounting medical bills after he was shot at a Chicago music school by suburban police chasing a bank robbery suspect.
A missing woman who was last seen on the Near North Side has been located.
Chicago police are warning residents of three armed robberies reported in September in Near North Side neighborhoods.
A man missing from the Near North neighborhood was found.
Police released photos of a wanted vehicle in a fatal hit-and-run crash on the Near North Side.
Police are warning residents of vehicle thefts reported over the last few weeks in Lincoln Park and the Near North Side.