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mystery surrounds the death of an 11 year-old suburban boy eight found a leading it near his home in hoffman estates. the meeting i am robert jordan >> and i am jackie bange >> it gaynor hollis live tonight in hoffman estates with our top story >> there are many questions... an autopsy was inconclusive... dozens of people gathered for a candlelight prayer vigil tonight in hoffman estates as
the grieving family watched from their porch waiting away tears. saturday afternoon allan fernandez went outside to play in did not return. 45 minutes later relatives found the 11 year-old in the forest preserve at just beyond the backyard of his home. the boy was unconscious and not breathing and had a small puncture wound in his chest. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. >> i am still hoping this is a dream. >> he was just playing. >> a family friend says relatives believe he might have slipped and fallen. hoffman estates police though are not commenting on whether any foul play could be involved. >> there is no cause for alarm or anything that would indicate
cause of alarm for residents at this time. >> the major keys assistance team in cook county forest preserve police assisting with the death investigation and route the day the family's home. remained take home >> we're hoping that they will find the truth to what happens. >> coming to terms with loss will be tough to for his younger classmates at the nearby timbered trails elementary school. he was in the fifth grade. >> where do not know what happened we. cannot believe. >> there is a small memorial tonight outside the family's car. he was being described as funny and adventuress. several
of his classmates hope to speak to a counselor. reporting live ... gaynor hall >> police and the illinois department of children and family services are investigating allegations of abuse after the death of a baby who was apparently injured at a home day care. police went to the daycare center in hoffman estates last wednesday morning after paramedics to answer the call about the baby was not breathing. a 4 month-old baby died saturday at the hospital. an autopsy will be performed tomorrow. also looking into whether the day care was properly licensed. and chicago police charged at this woman... with felony child abuse. investigators say her 11th mobile sun has skull fractures
burn,, and puncture wounds caused by a toothpick,. in an interview police say she admitted to injuring the be during frustration. the child was rushed to hospital on april 15th when he would not wake up from a nap. his condition was since stabilized. >> jury selection is complete and opening statements are expected to get underway tomorrow in the murder trial of william balfour. he is accused of killing the mother, brother of a, a nephew of a cinder jonathan hudsonjennifer hudson. he has pleaded not guilty and faces life in prison if he is convicted. >> a man who robbed a california tourist in the gold coast has
been caught thanks in part to some construction workers. 26 year-old is accused of taking a $7,000 camera from the tourist hands on friday and. police say he attempted to run away with the camera but two construction workers gave chase forcing him to throw the camera in the street. he was later called by security guards and police. >> one person was killed and another is in police custody after a fiery crash on interstate 57 south of chicago. it happened early today near the exit at 127 st.. where illinois the police say one vehicle or rear ended another that was stopped or slowing down. the second car burst into flames in the driver was killed. the victim has not been identified. the other drivers in custody on suspicion of drunken driving. so far no charges have been filed. a man was killed in another crash on the dns ryan expressway. police say the
driver of that car is missing. it happened just after 11:00 last night. the car hits a wall and then ended up on the embankment at the 47th street exit. paramedics took a second passenger in the car to a hospital in serious to critical condition. also a different driver who police suspect was strong hit the car of the trooper who was directing traffic at the crash scene. >> this also pastor who caught national attention by living on a vacant hotel roof will now see the nation one step at a time. it is the latest fund-raising idea from mr. brooks.. >> a soulful service and new beginnings church leads into an unusual announcement from its pastor >> i will be leaving for a little while. >> leading to walk roughly 3,000 mi.... from times square in new york all the way across the nation to the staple center in
loss angela's >> i believe one of the things that god put me on earth is to draw attention to gun violence that is so trevelyan. >> he wants to raise awareness in and raise money... $15 million to build a community center next to his church. that is the vacant land which was once the motel he made famous by living on its roof until he could raise enough funds to demolish it. it took 94 days and but he did raise the $450,000. it will be his home again on his long the road west. his 17 year- old son will join him starting june 5th. >> we're going to aggressively what it in 94 days... >> while pastor brooks is on the road he is asking church members to purchase a date and what he called the the hood-vasion... a series of programs that he hopes will prevent any deaths in the woodlawn at neighborhood this
summer >> the health care council of illinois... organized a senior citizen rally today protesting governor quinn's proposed medicaid cuts. they brought together nursing home residents and staff with community leaders are urging state lawmakers to reject the cuts which they say will deprive seniors and their families or lie on nursing facilities. the state illinois is already are last in the nation for medicaid reimbursements and their seven months delinquent on what is currently owed. >> the state of illinois and goes at this place and all the other places in the state just like this more than $600 million. >> the seniors also wrote notes to the governor's including their pictures... >> mayor rahm emanuel's marked
earth today the by showing off his green thumb today... he helped to plant a tree this morning... it was the first of $20,000 worth of trees awarded to chicago for winning the siemens sustainable cities award. the trees will be planted in neighborhoods across the city. however it was not all celebration of the event was interrupted by protesters angry over budget cuts that will force the closing of six mental-health centers a. >> still to come, he was one of the first missing children to be placed on the back of the milk carton. more than 30 years later police conduct a new search... >> also a power shift may be on the horizon in france and the president could soon be out of... >> he is consistently said he would not be the vice president... now marco rubio appears to be changing his tune... >> another chilly day in chicago... tomorrow we are
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