Joliet Mother Charged With Leaving Sons, Ages 3 And 7, Home AloneJoliet 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.
Former DCFS Caseworker Carlos Acosta Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Charges Linked To A.J. Freund CaseCarlos Acosta pleaded not guilty to two counts of child endangerment and one count of reckless conduct.
Woman Charged With Child Endangerment After Girl, 7, Accidentally Shoots Brother, 11Police said the girl found the gun Friday night at a home in the 3100 block of West Fillmore Street, and as she was handling it, it went off, and a bullet struck her brother in the neck.
Randy Swopes Again Found Unfit To Stand Trial For Locking Daughter In BasementA Waukegan man accused of keeping his 10-year-old daughter locked in the basement for months has been declared mentally unfit for trial by a court-appointed doctor.
Evanston Woman Arrested For Leaving 2-Year-Old Inside Car With Estimated Temperature Above 110 DegreesAn Evanston woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with a misdemeanor count of child endangerment after she left her 2-year-old son inside a hot car, police said.
Warrant Issued For Man Who Let 11-Year-Old Drive To SchoolA warrant was issued for a man who school officials say allowed an 11-year-old to drive to school, according to police.
Waukegan Man Accused Of Locking Daughter In Basement Found Fit To Stand TrialA Waukegan man accused of locking his 10-year-old daughter in the basement for several months has been declared fit to stand trial, after undergoing nearly two months of evaluation and treatment.
Downstate Woman Accused Of Hiding Teen’s Diabetes Diagnosis, Leading To Her DeathA Madison County mother is accused of concealing her daughter’s medical condition, which reportedly led to her death.
Man To Face Mental Fitness Trial For Locking Daughter In BasementRandy Swopes of Waukegan is charged with child endangerment and unlawful restraint for keeping his 10-year-old daughter in a basement room for months because he and his wife believed she was possessed by a demon.
Uproar After Judge OK's Freeing Most New Mexico Compound DefendantsThe controversy was stoked even further when court officials condemned threats of violence made against the judge who issued the ruling and evacuated several administrative court offices as a precaution.
Imam Says He Helped Lead Police To His Son On New Mexico CompoundNew Mexico prosecutors say that at least one of the children found at the compound was being trained to commit school shootings.
Couple Question Why Police Waited So Long To Search Compound"They were dragging their feet. They were taking too long."
Boy's Remains Found At Compound Where 11 Starving Children Lived In FilthNine months after young Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj disappeared from Georgia, his family's worst nightmare may be realized in New Mexico.
11 Children Found In 'Filthy' New Mexico Compound With Little FoodThe children ranging in age from 1 to 15 were removed from the compound in the small community of Amalia, New Mexico, and turned over to state child-welfare workers.
Son Defends Waukegan Couple Charged With Locking Daughter In BasementRandy and Katherine Swopes were arrested on July 17, charged with unlawful restraint and child endangerment.