3-year-old boy dies after falling from 18th floor of Uptown building, officials say

Chaise Binion landed on the third floor of a parking garage in the 4500 block of North Clarendon Avenue Tuesday evening, officials said.

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Chicago police work the scene where a 3-year-old boy accidentally fell from the 18th floor of this high-rise to his death, in the 4500 block of North Clarendon Avenue, in the Uptown neighborhood, Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

Chicago police work the scene where a 3-year-old boy accidentally fell from the 18th floor of this high-rise to his death, in the 4500 block of North Clarendon Avenue, in the Uptown neighborhood, Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

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A 3-year-old boy died after falling from the 18th floor of a residence in Uptown on the North Side, Chicago police and fire officials said.

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Chaise Binion fell through a window screen and landed on the third floor of a parking garage in the 4500 block of North Clarendon Avenue about 6:40 p.m., police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

He was taken in critical condition to Illinois Masonic Medical Center and died a short time later, officials said.

His death was ruled an accidental fall, according to the medical examiner’s office.

A spokesperson for the Department of Buildings said there were “no calls for service relevant to the accident” and there were no pending code enforcement actions against the property.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic accident that claimed the life of three-year-old Chaise Binion,” the spokesperson said.

No further details were immediately available.

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