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Maria Espinoza-Perez (Credit: Chicago Police)

Mother Charged In Death Of 3-Year-Old On NW Side

A stay-at-home mother who brutally beat her 3-year-old daughter to death lied to police, telling them that the child stopped breathing following a home invasion at her Northwest Side apartment, Cook County prosecutors said.

05/21/2014

Volunteers and officials with Prevent Child Abuse America passed out blue and white pinwheels -- the group's symbol -- as part of Child Abuse Awareness Month on April 16, 2014. (Credit: Facebook)

Child Abuse Prevention Group Hosts Pinwheel Garden At Navy Pier

Child abuse prevention advocates gathered in front of Navy Pier on Wednesday with an important message: everyone can help prevent child abuse.

04/16/2014

Richard Martin (Credit: Chicago Police)

Bail Denied For Man Accused Of Shaking Baby

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is investigating a woman and her boyfriend, who faces felony charges for allegedly shaking the woman’s 14-month-old daughter, causing critical brain injuries.

03/31/2014

Jeremiah Thompson (Credit: Lansing Police)

Bail Denied For Man Charged With Killing 2-Year-Old Daughter

Jeremiah Thompson, 21, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of 2-year-old Jahariah Patterson.

03/26/2014

Police conducting a death investigation in Lansing. (Credit: CBS)

Lansing Child Died Due To Blunt Force, Child Abuse

A two year old died of blunt force trauma and child abuse, the Cook County Medical Examiner ruled on Wednesday.

03/20/2014

Jose Garcia is charged with murder for allegedly shaking his 3-week-old daughter, and throwing her in the air about 100 times in a 30-minute period. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Prosecutors: Baby Died After Dad Threw Her In Air More Than 100 Times

Emergency medical technician Jose Garcia was alone with his daughter in their home in the 5100 block of South Hyde Park Boulevard when shook the baby repeatedly and threw her in the air about 100 times within a 30 minute period.

03/14/2014

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Teen Mom Gets 8 1/2 Years In Prison For Injuring Baby

A 19-year-old Waukegan woman was sentenced to 8½ years in prison under a plea deal Wednesday for serious injuries she inflicted on her 6-month-old daughter last July

03/06/2014

Julian Alequin (Photo from Chicago Police)

Police: Father Slams Baby’s Head On Floor, Bites Officers

A 21-year-old father has been charged with slamming his baby girl’s head on the floor, attacking his girlfriend, and biting police officers who arrived to the domestic dispute Sunday on the Northwest Side.

01/14/2014

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Police: Father Slammed Baby’s Head On Floor, Bit Cops

The 21-year-old man was arguing with his girlfriend when it turned physical and said “we’re all going to die,” police said. He picked up his 1-year-old daughter and threw her to the ground, slamming her head twice on the floor.

01/13/2014

Rosena Small (Credit: Gary Police)

Woman Caught On Tape Striking Toddler For Struggling With Alphabet

Rosena Small, 25, was arrested at her apartment Dec. 11 after her ex-boyfriend posted five videos of the incident on YouTube. The videos were all removed from the Internet hours after her arrest.

12/18/2013

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Mother, Boyfriend In Custody After Baby Is Injured

A 5-month-old baby is in critical condition and not expected to survive severe head trauma that police say was caused by abuse.

10/24/2013

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Infant Dies From Child Abuse In West Englewood

A Friday autopsy determined Demari Brown died from multiple blunt force injuries and child abuse, and the death was ruled a homicide,

09/27/2013

Andre Ford and his mother, Helen Ford, are charged with murder in the death of his 8-year-old daughter, Gizzell Ford, who was beaten, tortured, and strangled. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Bedridden Man Charged With Ordering Torture Of Daughter Who Died

When a skeletal Andre Ford was wheeled into court last week, even prosecutors said the ailing man was too frail to beat the 8-year-old daughter he is accused of murdering, but what Ford couldn’t do with his hands, he allegedly did with his mouth.

09/23/2013

Washington Heights Infant’s Death Ruled A Homicide

The state Department of Children & Family Services and Chicago Police are investigating the death of Tayshaun Dyson, who was found unresponsive at his home in the 8900 block of South Throop Street.

08/28/2013

Former West Aurora High School band director Steve Orland has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing two students. (Credit: Kane County Sheriff's Office)

No Charges For West Aurora School Officials In Probe Of Sex Abuse Case

McMahon said people can agree or disagree with his decision not to file charges, but he stands by it as the right thing to do. He said there was no evidence of a coverup, and that the problem was more one of ignorance of the state’s reporting law than anything else.

WBBM Newsradio–05/22/2013

Stanley A. Reinke, 66, of 559 E. 12th St. in Lockport was arrested March 21 on four counts of child pornography after authorities say they discovered the porn on his computer.

New Child Sex Abuse Charges Against Accused Pornographer

Videos discovered while police searched the home of a southwest suburban man accused of having child porn led to additional charges of sexual abuse and assault of a child, the Joliet Herald-News is reporting.

05/08/2013

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March Against Child Abuse Held In Daley Plaza

The so-called Million March Against Child Abuse is taking place today in cities across the nation. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore caught up with a small crowd of demonstrators in Daley Center Plaza.

04/22/2013

Kimberly Leona Kubina, has pleaded guilty to neglect charges in the death of her ex-husband's son, Christian Choate. She will serve 25 to 35 years in prison and will testify against her ex-husband, Riley Choate, who allegedly beat Christian and confined him in a dog cage. (Credit: Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office)

Stepmother Gets 35 Years For Keeping Boy In Dog Cage

Kimberly Leona Kubina, 47, of the Black Oak section of Gary, Ind., said she was remorseful for the April 2, 2009, death of Christian Choate, who suffered years of abuse at the hands of his father.

02/19/2013

Melissa Leon with CBS 2's Chris Martinez. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Wants Justice In Death Of Two-Year-Old Niece

Pictures and memories. It’s all Melissa Leon has left of her sister’s youngest child, Layla.

02/13/2013

Adolfo Gomez, 52, and his wife Deborah Gomez, 43, were arrested in Lawrence, Ks., after allegedly leaving two of their five children bound and blindfolded in an SUV in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store. (Credit: Douglas County Sheriff's Office)

Northlake Mom Gets Probation For Binding, Blindfolding Kids In Kansas

Deborah Gomez, 43, and her husband, Adolfo Gomez, 52, of Northlake, Ill., have been in custody since they were arrested June 13. Police found two of their children, ages 5 and 7, bound by their hands and feet in a Walmart parking lot in Lawrence.

01/16/2013

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