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Hunt for escapees was delayed

CHICAGO — A search for two bank robbers who used a makeshift rope to pull off a ­daring escape from a high-rise federal prison in Chicago pushed into a second day Wednesday, with authorities offer­ing a $50,000 reward for information leading to capture of the men.

The former cellmates apparently broke a cell window, pulled out the bars, then descended almost 20 stories to escape the downtown Metropolitan Correctional Center early Tuesday.

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