September 8, 2022

Chicago Police Investigating After Dead Infant Found on Sidewalk

Chicago police are investigating the death of a baby that was discovered on a neighborhood sidewalk.

Police were called to the 6400 block of West Bloomingdale Ave in Chicago at around 1:35 p.m. on Sept. 3, where the body was found. While police have said that they are investigating the incident, no further information is available at the time of writing.

It should be noted that Illinois's Safe Haven Law allows parents to surrender babies up to 30 days post-birth at hospitals, emergency care facilities, police stations, and staffed fire stations. Women in difficult situations who don't feel like they can provide for their newborn children can ensure their safety by surrendering them at these designated locations.