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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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Scales Of Justice

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.


Baby Foot/Shoe (Photo credit: ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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.