1-year-old struck by brick falling from Lincoln Square building

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A brick fell off a building and struck a baby Thursday afternoon in the Lincoln Square neighborhood on the North Side.

Emergency crews responded about 3:10 p.m. after the brick fell off the building in the 2100 block of West Lawrence and hit a child, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Joe Roccasalva said.

The 1-year-old was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital, where their condition was stabilized, authorities said. It was not known if the child was a boy or a girl.

A spokeswoman for the city’s Department of Buildings did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday afternoon.

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