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Woman charged with endangerment after infant, 2 children left alone in car on West Side

The children were evaluated at the scene and appeared to be in good condition, police said. It wasn’t immediately clear how long they were left in the car.

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A 26-year-old woman faces three counts of misdemeanor child endangerment after allegedly leaving three young children alone in a car Monday on the West Side.

She left them unattended in the 4800 block of West North Avenue in the Austin neighborhood, Chicago police said.

They included a 3-month-old girl, 3-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy, police said.

The children were evaluated at the scene at 11:50 a.m. and were in good condition, police said. It wasn’t clear how long they were alone in the car.

Police announced the charges Tuesday morning.

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