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DCFS investigating after 1-month-old boy dies at West Town home

State child protection authorities are investigating after a 1-month-old boy died at his home early Saturday in the West Town neighborhood.

Emergency crews responded about 4:30 a.m. to a call of a 1-month-old boy who wasn’t breathing at a home in the 100 block of North Ashland, police said. Efforts to perform CPR proved unsuccessful.

The boy was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:55 a.m., police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

The investigation is pending, and DCFS has not had prior contact with the family.