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A 14-year-old autistic boy was found dead in an home located above a business in the 8100 block of West Grand Avenue in River Grove on Sunday. Authorities said the body had signs of trauma. (Credit: Susanna Song)

Boy With Autism Found Stabbed To Death In River Grove

A 14-year-old boy with autism was found stabbed to death inside an apartment in west suburban River Grove on Sunday.

06/10/2013

Smoke Detector (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Autistic Teen Warns Family Of Fire Burning In Living Room

A Downers Grove teenager with autism and a fear of fires was able to overcome those difficulties to warn his mother about a fire in their home over the weekend.

WBBM Newsradio–03/12/2013

Tommy Williams

Missing Autistic Man From South Chicago Found

Police are searching for a severely autistic man who went missing from his South Chicago home Wednesday afternoon.

08/30/2012

Sean and Lisa Flynn say this fence in their back yard is necessary to keep their son safe. (CBS)

Parents Of Boy With Autism, Neighbors In Fight Over Fence

A Mokena family has fallen afoul of its homeowners association over a fence. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

08/17/2012

Kahil Gray was taken to Glenbrook Hospital. (Credit: Natalie Cheng/CBS Chicago)

Missing South Side Boy With Autism Found In Glenview

A search for a missing teenage boy from the South Side ended happily two dozen miles away in Glenview Thursday morning.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2012

Kahil Gray

Police Search For Missing Boy With Autism

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing teenage boy who has autism.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

Stephon Watts, 15, was shot and killed by Calumet City police officers on Feb. 1, 2012. Police said he had cut an officer with a kitchen knife, but his family said it was only a butter knife. (Watts Family Photo)

Attorney Demands Names Of Cops Who Shot, Killed Autistic Teen

An attorney is demanding the names of two Calumet City police officers involved in the shooting death of a 15-year-old autistic boy last month.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

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Disabled Boy Falls Down Garbage Chute, Dies In Gold Coast

Police are investigating an overnight tragedy in the Gold Coast, in which a developmentally disabled 16-year-old boy was found dead in a trash compactor in a high-rise on Astor Street.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

Zerrell Washington

Man With Autism Missing Again

A 27-year-old man with autism is missing from his Englewood neighborhood home again, after vanishing twice before in recent months.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2011

Zerrell Washington

Man With Autism Missing

A 26-year-old autistic man has now been missing from his home near Sherman Park for seven months, police said.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2011

Alfred J. Caber

Missing Autistic Teen Found Safe

A missing autistic teen has been found safe, Chicago police said Saturday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2011

Zerrell Washington, 26, Of Chicago (Photo From Chicago Police)

UPDATED: Missing Autistic Man Found Safe

A 26-year-old autistic South Side man reported missing after not being seen in the Back of the Yards neighborhood for more than a week has been found safe, police reported Wednesday afternoon.

12/08/2010