Daycare Center

State Rep. Derrick Smith. (Credit: CBS)

Feds: Rep Derrick Smith Admitted He Screwed Up Over Bribe

In the two years since he was indicted on bribery charges, state Rep. Derrick Smith has defiantly maintained his innocence in public, but within hours of his arrest, he allegedly admitted to FBI agents that he “f – – – ed up” when he accepted a $7,000 cash bribe.

04/16/2014

David Lukowski (Credit: Lansing Police)

Man Facing Sex Abuse Charges Tied To Now-Closed Lansing Daycare

A Grant Park man was charged Monday with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, in connection with incidents that happened in the early ‘90s at a south suburban daycare center.

03/20/2014

Melissa Calusinski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Father Of Woman Convicted Of Killing Toddler Confident Case “Far From Over”

An Illinois Appellate Court panel has upheld the murder conviction of a Carpentersville woman accused of killing a 16-month-old boy at a Deerfield daycare center five years ago, but the woman’s father said it’s only a minor setback.

WBBM Newsradio–02/20/2014

Brett Degler (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Teen Gets 6 Years For Molesting Kids At Mom’s Daycare

A jury trial was scheduled to begin Aug. 19 and, if convicted, Brett Degler could have faced up to 60 years in prison.

08/22/2013

Closed Sign

State Shuts West Side Daycare Center After Baby’s Death

State officials have shut down a daycare center in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, after a 1-year-old girl died there earlier this week.

08/08/2013

Chicago firefighters respond to a fire at a daycare center in the 3700 block of West 55th Street on July 18, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Overnight Fire Closes Southwest Side Daycare Center

An electrical fire overnight at a Southwest Side daycare center has left the owner scrambling to find a new location to send dozens of kids Thursday morning.

07/18/2013

Jeanette Holt (Credit: Chicago Police)

Woman Allegedly Lied About Baby’s Abduction To Get Cops To Find Stolen Car

Police rushed to a Chatham neighborhood daycare center around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, after 25-year-old Jeanette Holt called 911 to report her 1997 Chevy Monte Carlo had been stolen with her 1-year-old son inside.

CBS 2–02/06/2013

Day Care Gunshot

Shots Fired Into Room For Babies At South Side Day Care Center

At least one shot was fired into a day care center in the South Side’s Jeffery Manor neighborhood over the weekend.

WBBM Newsradio–07/02/2012

Car window broken. (Photo by Getty Images)

‘Felony Lane Gang’ Hits Naperville Again, Stealing Purses Left In Cars

A roving band of thieves is at it again, striking seven times in as many days in Naperville, this time targeting moms who are dropping off their kids at daycare.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

Brett Degler, 17, is accused of having sexual contact with three girls between the ages of 4 and 11 while they were at his mother's daycare center in Winthrop Harbor. (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Daycare Provider’s Son Arrested For Sexual Assault

A teenager is behind bars, accused of having sexual conduct with young children cared for by his mother in far north suburban Winthrop Harbor.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

Standoff

Man Surrenders After Hoffman Estates Standoff

Police were able to negotiate with a man holed up inside a home, who said he wanted police to kill him in an apparent suicide attempt.

02/24/2011