CHICAGO (CBS) — The Illinois Department of Children and Family services is investigating a mother accused of neglecting four children in the Dunning neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Officers responded about 12:25 p.m. Sunday to a well-being check at an apartment in the 6700 block of West Irving Park Road and discovered the children living in neglectful conditions, according to Chicago Police. Their ages and genders were unknown.

The children were taken to Community First Medical Center for evaluation, police said.

The mother was taken into police custody for questioning, police said.

DCFS Communications said Monday that the department had taken protective custody of the children and was investigating the mother for allegations of neglect. Her identity was not released, and the investigation is ongoing.

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