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DCFS Investigating Abuse Allegations After Death Of NW Side Infant

The Illinois Dept. of Children and Family Services is investigating allegations of abuse against the mother and father of a 3-month-old Northwest Side boy who died on Tuesday.

10/11/2011

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Suburban Father Charged With Beating Of Infant Son

Police and prosecutors have released more information on multiple battery charges filed after a severely injured infant was treated at an area hospital.

10/08/2011

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Authorities Investigating Death Of West Side Infant Girl

An autopsy was inconclusive on a 1-month-old girl who died early Friday, prompting a state investigation.

10/01/2011

More than 100 cats had to be put down after they were found in squalid conditions in a home in Berwyn. A teenage boy was also found dead at the home. (Photo credit: Animal Welfare League)

Family Speaks Out About Boy’s Death At Squalid Home

It was an extreme case of animal hoarding. There were hundreds of animals living inside a Berwyn house. A teenager was found dead there and now, for the first time, the family is revealing why they never called for help.

CBS 2–09/20/2011

Lydia Price, 49, has been charged with multiple counts of child abuse, neglect and endangerment, as well as animal cruelty, after her disabled teenage son died at their squalid Berwyn home. More than 200 animals were found in the home and more than half of them had to be put down due to neglect. (Credit: Berwyn Police Department)

Mom Charged After Disabled Boy Dies At Squalid Berwyn Home

A 49-year-old woman has been charged with criminal abuse, neglect and child endangerment after her disabled teenage son died amid squalid conditions in their west suburban home.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

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Man Burns Kids For Eating Snacks

A man allegedly burned his girlfriend’s two small children that he lived with because he was upset about the snacks they were eating.

08/03/2011

Ricardo Robledo-Espino was convicted of aggravated battery to a child. (Kane County State's Attorney's Office)

Elgin Man Convicted Of Breaking Infant’s Legs

Ricardo Robledo-Espino faces up to 30 years in prison after being convicted Monday of breaking an infant’s legs as he took care of the girl last year.

08/01/2011

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

Autopsy Determines Toddler Was Murdered

An autopsy Saturday determined a toddler who died Thursday was beaten to death.

07/23/2011

Graphic Of A Girl In Silhouette. (AP Graphic)

Mom Sues Babysitting Facility In Infant’s Child Abuse Death

A south suburban woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the alleged operator of a babysitting facility where her 20-month-old daughter was abused in 2009.

06/07/2011

Baby Toy (Photo by Sion Touhig/Getty Images)

DCFS Investigating Death Of South Suburban Infant

The state is investigating the Tuesday death of a south suburban Country Club Hills infant.

05/31/2011

Akemi Johnson mugshot

Cops: Caretaker Abuses Disabled Girl, Mom Captures It On Video

A 56-year-old West Englewood neighborhood woman was charged with physically abusing a disabled 13-year-old girl after the child’s mother captured the alleged incident on videotape, police said.

04/09/2011

Brian Lesure (Photo Credit: Kendall County Sheriff)

Boyfriend In Custody After Beating Children

A man is being held on $100,000 bond after being charged with beating his girlfriend’s young children with a leather belt.

04/06/2011

Hugo Dominguez (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Father, Girlfriend Accused Of Habitually Chaining, Beating 13-Year-Old

Hugo Dominguez, 38, was charged Thursday with one count of aggravated domestic battery, while his girlfriend, Mary Ramirez, is charged with one count of unlawful restraint.

02/25/2011

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Waukegan Dad Charged With Breaking Baby’s Leg

A Waukegan man has been charged with aggravated battery for allegedly breaking his infant son’s leg.

01/29/2011

DCFS Investigating Death Of Evanston Infant

EVANSTON, Ill. (WBBM) – An autopsy conducted Sunday afternoon on an infant boy from Evanston proved inconclusive.

WBBM Newsradio–01/16/2011

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DCFS Probes Death Of Park Forest Infant

State officials were investigating the death of a 3-month-old boy who died early Friday from blunt force trauma.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2011

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$1M Bond For Man Charged With Sexual Abuse of Child

A man was ordered held on $1 million bond after being charged with allegedly sexually abusing a child multiple times over an eight-year span.

11/04/2010

James C. Cooper

Man Charged With Beating Toddler

A man was charged Saturday for severely beating a 2-year-old girl Wednesday at a west suburban St. Charles motel where he had been living for the past six months.

10/30/2010

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Mom’s Boyfriend Wanted In Beating Of Toddler

Two-year-old girl is in critical condition.

CBS Chicago–10/29/2010

Angel Hill, Anthony Prater

Mother, Boyfriend Charged In Toddler’s Beating Death

A Tuesday autopsy revealed Angel Hill, 2, died from multiple injuries and blunt trauma due to child abuse.

10/14/2010

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