CPD, CFD & Make-A-Wish help Portage Park boy become superhero for a day

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CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Fire Department teamed up with Make-A-Wish on Sunday to turn Navy Pier into a comic book adventure and help a boy play superhero for a day. 

Cyrus from Portage Park has cystic fibrosis. The nine-year-old wished to become the superhero “Minds-Eye.” 

His mission: to save Chicago from the evil “Dr. Laugh,” who freezes his victims and steals their valuables. 

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Powers got to work, putting together a team to arrest Dr. Laugh and unfreeze his victims. 

After the bust, Cyrus was presented with leadership awards as an honorary superhero police officer. 

Cyrus also got another surprise: Navy Pier installed a giant version of his uniform’s insignia in the middle of the Ferris wheel. 

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