Back To School Means Spike In Child Abuse ReportsState child welfare officials say it's too hard to tell whether there's been an increase in reports of child abuse since news broke about Vikings running back Adrian Peterson taking a stick to his four-year old son.
Vikings' Peterson Booked And Released From Texas Jail Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail on a child abuse charge early Saturday, capping a tumultuous week for the NFL, which was already facing heavy criticism for its handling of a domestic violence case involving another star player.
Vikings Star Adrian Peterson Indicted On Child-Abuse Charge
Mother Charged In Death Of 3-Year-Old On NW SideA stay-at-home mother who brutally beat her 3-year-old daughter to death lied to police, telling them that the child stopped breathing following a home invasion at her Northwest Side apartment, Cook County prosecutors said.
Child Abuse Prevention Group Hosts Pinwheel Garden At Navy PierChild abuse prevention advocates gathered in front of Navy Pier on Wednesday with an important message: everyone can help prevent child abuse.
Bail Denied For Man Accused Of Shaking BabyThe Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is investigating a woman and her boyfriend, who faces felony charges for allegedly shaking the woman’s 14-month-old daughter, causing critical brain injuries.
Bail Denied For Man Charged With Killing 2-Year-Old DaughterJeremiah Thompson, 21, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of 2-year-old Jahariah Patterson.
Lansing Child Died Due To Blunt Force, Child Abuse A two year old died of blunt force trauma and child abuse, the Cook County Medical Examiner ruled on Wednesday.
Prosecutors: Baby Died After Dad Threw Her In Air More Than 100 TimesEmergency medical technician Jose Garcia was alone with his daughter in their home in the 5100 block of South Hyde Park Boulevard when shook the baby repeatedly and threw her in the air about 100 times within a 30 minute period.
Teen Mom Gets 8 1/2 Years In Prison For Injuring BabyA 19-year-old Waukegan woman was sentenced to 8½ years in prison under a plea deal Wednesday for serious injuries she inflicted on her 6-month-old daughter last July
Police: Father Slams Baby’s Head On Floor, Bites Officers A 21-year-old father has been charged with slamming his baby girl’s head on the floor, attacking his girlfriend, and biting police officers who arrived to the domestic dispute Sunday on the Northwest Side.
Police: Father Slammed Baby's Head On Floor, Bit CopsThe 21-year-old man was arguing with his girlfriend when it turned physical and said “we’re all going to die,” police said. He picked up his 1-year-old daughter and threw her to the ground, slamming her head twice on the floor.
Woman Caught On Tape Striking Toddler For Struggling With AlphabetRosena Small, 25, was arrested at her apartment Dec. 11 after her ex-boyfriend posted five videos of the incident on YouTube. The videos were all removed from the Internet hours after her arrest.
Mother, Boyfriend In Custody After Baby Is InjuredA 5-month-old baby is in critical condition and not expected to survive severe head trauma that police say was caused by abuse.
Infant Dies From Child Abuse In West EnglewoodA Friday autopsy determined Demari Brown died from multiple blunt force injuries and child abuse, and the death was ruled a homicide,