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Alderman’s employee charged with stealing mink coat

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Updated: December 17, 2013 1:48PM

An employee of Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) has been charged with stealing a woman’s mink coat.

Lynette Hill, 54, faces one felony count of theft between $500-$10,000, according to police. Hill is listed as a staff assistant to the alderman in a directory of city employees, and she makes $52,980 a year.

Hill is also named as a 5th Ward service office assistant in an August 2012 newsletter from Hairston’s office. She attended a Jackson Park Advisory Council meeting with the alderman on Jan. 14, according to the council’s newsletter.

A spokesperson for the alderman’s office did not immediately return a call for comment.

Hill, of the 2500 block of East 72nd, was expected to appear in bond court Tuesday.

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