A 7-month-old girl found in a snowsuit and blanket in a “very warm” Lawndale apartment died in part from dehydration and overheating.
A 7-year-old boy brought a loaded handgun to a northwest suburban elementary school Thursday morning, and the man who allegedly brought the gun to the boy’s home is being held on a $250,000 bond.
Seven of the children – who range in age from 3 to 14 – were not wearing seat belts, or in other child restraints.
Tatiana Meakens pleaded guilty to two counts of child endangerment and Judge Diane Cannon sentenced her to five years in prison.
Three women have been arrested and charged with child neglect in separate incidents over a five-day period in Naperville, including one who allegedly left her 18-month-old child alone in a hot, unsecured car while she went shopping.
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.
A young mother has been charged with child endangerment, after her son was found running by himself in the Englewood neighborhood on Monday night.
A young mom and her sister went to parties, leaving their unsupervised children to die in a house fire, prosecutors said.
A Wisconsin man has been arrested and his 3-year-old son turned over to the state Department of Children and Family Services after he tried to leave the boy with strangers at the Greyhound bus station in the West Loop late Saturday.
Chicago police said a South Side woman abducted a baby earlier this week to help out her boyfriend, who had been arrested for another crime.
The boy who fell from his third-story window last month is in foster care with a 5-year-old child after they both were found home alone Saturday morning.
Police say a man didn’t think it was as funny as his son’s mother when she sent him a picture of the 1-year-old boy bound and gagged with tape in southwest suburban Joliet.
A Little Village neighborhood couple is charged with child endangerment, in an investigation by police and state welfare agents following the death of their infant son and the discovery of three other children living in squalor.
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.
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.
A man became so upset when his 2-year-old son asked him to change his soiled diaper that he scalded the toddler with a burning hot frying pan.
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.
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.
Child endangerment charges have been filed against the father of a 9-month-old baby who was abandoned at an Archdiocese of Chicago building on the Near North Side Thursday afternoon.
A pregnant mother has been charged with child endangerment, joining two other people who were charged after one woman died and three people passed out from overdoses in Palos Hills earlier this week.