5-Year-Old Dies From Flu-Related IllnessAs of April 14, eight children have died this flu season in Illinois. Nationwide the total number of pediatric deaths has reached 156.
Man Charged With Beating Baby Girl To Death In Back Of The YardsUriel Vega, 22, faces one count of first-degree murder for the death of Raiylana Vasquez, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was responsible for taking care of the child at the time of her death.
7-Year-Old Girl Who Died At Cheerleading Camp Had Rare Heart DefectA 7-year-old girl who died while attending a cheerleading camp in northwest suburban Park Ridge suffered a rare congenital heart disease, an autopsy has revealed.
Girl, 7, Dies At Suburban Cheer CampKatherine Babich, of Park Ridge, fell ill Monday morning, and was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where she was pronounced dead early Monday afternoon, according to Maine Township High School Distrct 207 and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Cicero Man Charged With Beating 18-Month-Old Toddler To DeathA 23-year-old Cicero man has been charged in the beating death of an 18-month-old toddler last Thursday, a spokesman for the town of Cicero said.
Police Say 9-Month-Old Girl Murdered In Little Village A 52-year-old woman was taken into custody Monday morning in connection with the murder of a 9-month-old girl in the Little Village neighborhood.
Police Investigate Infant Death, Fire In KenoshaKenosha police say a male suspect is in custody and being treated for smoke inhalation following the Tuesday evening incident. Police responded to a domestic violence report at the home Tuesday and found the infant with unspecified injuries. The child died at a hospital.
Grieving Mom Wants 'The Chair' For Man Accused Of Killing SonChristopher Shaffer, 19, of the of the 4300 block of West 23rd Court, was charged Thursday with felony counts of neglect of a dependent and battery in the Saturday death of Juanzo Vargas Jr., 21 months.
Family Of Girl Who Died Under Suspicious Circumstances Demand ArrestJah’Niya White’s mother and father say the child’s maternal grandfather has told them at least half a dozen different stories about how the girl sustained her fatal injuries.
DCFS Investigating Death Of 5-Month-Old BoyThe state Department of Children and Family Services is investigating Monday’s death of a five-month-old boy on the Near South Side.
Police Investigate Death Of North Chicago ToddlerFor a second time this month, the Lake County Coroner’s Office is conducting a death investigation of a small child.