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Round Lake Beach father charged with punching child, hitting her with belt causing injuries

A child suffered visible injuries after prosecutors say her Round Lake Beach father allegedly punched her and beat her with a belt. Roy P. Richard, 36, of Round Lake Beach, was charged with two counts of domestic battery causing bodily harm and domestic battery physical contact. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Emma Smoler said officers […]

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Father arrested for allegedly starving, beating and abusing child over span of years in Vernon Hills

A father was arrested after prosecutors say his juvenile son reported that he was starved, beaten and abused over the span of more than a decade in Vernon Hills. Vikas Jaiswal, 48, of Vernon Hills, was charged with two counts of domestic battery, both misdemeanors. A juvenile, who attends high school, reported to his teacher […]

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Woodstock police officer awarded ‘officer of the year’ for saving life of student, siblings who were being neglected

A Woodstock police officer was awarded “officer of the year” for saving the lives of six children who were found to be neglected and had to be transported to the hospital. The McHenry County Chiefs of Police Association held its annual Officer of the Year banquet at the McHenry VFW last month. The Woodstock Police […]

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Inspector general report shows 49 more children died in Illinois DCFS care in 2022 than prior year

(The Center Square) – A new report by an inspector general for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services shows 171 children died while in contact with the department last year, 40% more than the year prior. The 248-page report released by the Illinois Inspector General shows that in 2022, 49 more children died […]

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Woman charged with intentionally causing severe trauma injuries to infant in Winthrop Harbor

Prosecutors say a woman struck an infant girl in the face and allowed her to fall off a counter in Winthrop Harbor, leaving the child hospitalized with severe injuries. Khayla J. Evans, 24, of the 3000 block of Serenade Street in Grand Prairie, Texas, was charged with aggravated battery to a child, reckless conduct causing […]

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Father charged in brutal beating of toddler, leaving her critically injured in Waukegan

A Beach Park man has been charged with severely beating his 14-month-old daughter at a Waukegan residence, leaving her in critical condition. Albert K. Estrada, 30, of the 39100 block of Queensbury Lane in Beach Park, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a child causing great bodily harm, a Class X felony. […]