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90 Illinois Children Died Of Neglect, Abuse In 2012

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services says neglect and abuse killed 90 children in the state last year and almost half were infants who died in unsafe sleeping conditions.


Hugo Dominguez (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

60 Days In Jail For Man Who Admitted Beating, Chaining Up Son

A south suburban man who admitted that he routinely beat his 13-year-old son and chained the boy to a dryer at night pleaded guilty last week and was sentenced two months in jail and probation.


In 2010, this 14-month-old girl was left with a black eye and a swollen head, after she was taken to the hospital due to injuries from child abuse. Two years later, no charges had been filed, despite evidence of previous abuse. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: No Charges Filed In Abuse That Left Baby With Head Injury

A young child was abused, suffered a head injury, and spent nearly a week in the hospital; two adults were home with the girl at the time, yet no one has been criminally charged.

CBS 2–10/17/2012

Scales Of Justice

Lake In The Hills Man Guilty Of Molesting 11-Year-Old Girl

An 11-year-old girl’s suicidal feelings started an investigation that led to a Lake in the Hills man being convicted this week of sexually abusing her.



Hobart Man Pleads Guilty In Death Of 3-Year-Old Boy

A Hobart man pleaded guilty on Wednesday just as his trial was winding down on charges stemming from the death of his ex-girlfriend’s three-year old son.


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Family Sues Over Nanny Who Shook, Choked 15-Month-Old Girl

A lawsuit has been filed in connection with the abuse of a 15-month-old girl by the nanny hired to look after the child.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2012

Jerry Sandusky sits in a car after a court hearing. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Child Abuse Expert: Sandusky Jury Doesn’t Need To Hear From Experts

Media pundits were wondering why the prosecution isn’t calling a psychiatrist specializing in pedophiles to explain Sandusky’s behavior. Some people in social media were wondering why the victims didn’t come forward sooner.

670 The Score–06/13/2012

Jonathan Ortiz has been charged in the death of his baby daughter. (South Chicago Heights Police Dept.)

Father Charged In Death Of 4-Month-Old

Police on Friday night announced charges against the father of a 4-month-old girl who was apparently shaken to death.


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DCFS Investigating Death Of 4-Month-Old Girl

Hoffman Estates police are investigating the death of a 4-month-old Mount Prospect girl who officials say might have died from shaken baby syndrome Saturday afternoon.


Michelle Feliciano, 23, is accused of fracturing her 11-month-old son's skull, breaking his clavicle, and puncturing his foot with toothpicks. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Mother Accused Of Fracturing Son’s Skull, Puncturing His Foot With Toothpicks

The mother of an 11-month-old boy hospitalized with skull fractures and a broken clavicle last week has been charged with multiple counts of felony child abuse.


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North Suburban Man Charged With Beating Infant

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (STMW) – A 21-year-old north suburban Park City man was arrested for allegedly beating his 22-day-old infant son. The baby was brought into the emergency room of the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital facility […]


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Police, DCFS Investigate After Little Girl Appears Duct Taped On Facebook

An investigation into possible child abuse is underway, after a man posted a picture of a little bound in duct tape on Facebook.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

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Attorney For Convicted Woman: Judge’s Family, Victim’s Family Had Facebook Link

A Will County woman who was convicted of abusing a child at her home daycare is challenging the conviction based on a Facebook connection.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

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Joliet Couple Arrested For Severely Beating 3-Year-Old Boy

Police say a woman waited three days to bring her 3-year-old son to the hospital after she and her boyfriend gave him a severe beating in southwest suburban Joliet.


Cesar Ruiz, 34, (left) and Crystal Valdez, 28, (right) are charged with murder and concealing a homicide in the death of Valdez's 4-year-old son, Christopher Valdez. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Mother Now Charged With Murder In Death Of 4-Year-Old Son

A day after she was charged with concealing the death of her 4-year-old son at the hands of her boyfriend, a 28-year-old woman has been charged with murder.


Cesar Ruiz, 34, (left) and Crystal Valdez, 28, (right) are charged with murder and concealing a homicide in the death of Valdez's 4-year-old son, Christopher Valdez. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Mother, Boyfriend Charged In Death Of 4-Year-Old Boy

A 34-year-old Chicago man has been charged with killing his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son and the boy’s mother has been charged with child endangerment and concealing a homicide in her son’s death.

CBS Chicago–11/27/2011

Christopher Valdez (courtesy family/Dawn Valenti)

Autopsy: Death Of Toddler Ruled Homicide

An autopsy Saturday determined a four-year-old boy died Friday from child abuse and his death was ruled a homicide.


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Man Imprisoned For Naperville Child Abduction, Abuse

A Naperville man has begun serving a one-year prison sentence for using candy to lure two pre-teenage girls into his condominium unit and licking one of them on the lips.


Veronica Perez (Photo from Mount Prospect Police)

Woman Accused Of Hitting Infant Son

A northwest suburban woman was charged with aggravated battery to a child after her infant boy was taken to an area hospital with a broken leg.


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DCFS Investigating Death Of South Shore Infant

The state Department of Children and Family Services is investigating allegations of neglect against the parents of a one-month-old girl who died Friday in the South Shore neighborhood.