CHICAGO (CBS) — A 27-year-old woman from Joliet faces felony charges after authorities found her two sons, ages 7 and 3, were left home alone on Wednesday.
Joliet police said the boys’ teacher contacted the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, after the older boy told her during a remote learning session that there were no adults at home.READ MORE: 2 Killed In High-Speed Crash On Southwest Side
DCFS contacted Joliet police, and when officers visited the home, they found the 7-year-old and his 3-year-old brother home alone.
The boys were taken into protective custody and paramedics conducted a medical evaluation before taking the children to the Joliet police station.READ MORE: Seniors Can Schedule COVID Vaccine Appointments At The United Center Beginning Thursday
Meantime, police contacted their mother, who told police she is a self-employed massage therapist, and left the children home while she went to an appointment with a client in Indiana.
The mother, Adriana Oray, has been charged with two counts of child endangerment, and was released on bond, police said.MORE NEWS: Career Coach: Avoiding Scams While Job Searching
The boys are now in protective custody of DCFS.