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Woman charged after seven children found in vacant apartment in Humboldt Park: police

About 3:50 p.m., officers responded to a well-being check at an apartment that should have been vacant in the 700 block of North Trumbull Avenue and found seven children.

A woman is being questioned at seven children were found Jan. 1, 2021, in a vacant apartment unit in the 700 block of North Trumbull Avenue.
A woman is facing charges after seven children were found Jan. 1, 2021, in a vacant apartment unit in the 700 block of North Trumbull Avenue.
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A woman is accused of child endangerment after seven children, including a 23-month-old toddler, were found inside a vacant apartment Friday in Humboldt Park on the West Side.

The 31-year-old is charged with seven misdemeanor counts of causing a child to be endangered, Chicago police said.

About 3:50 p.m., officers responded to a well-being check at an apartment that should have been vacant in the 700 block of North Trumbull Avenue, police said.

Inside the unit, officers found a 14-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy, a 7-year-old boy, a 6-year-old girl, a 5-year-old boy, a 4-year-old girl and the 23-month-old, police said. They were all taken to St. Mary Hospital and are in good condition.

The woman appeared at a bond hearing Saturday where she was released on her own recognizance. She is due back in court Jan. 8.