A young child found in the bone-chilling cold, all alone, and with no hat, coat or shoes, is now in the custody of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
He was discovered at East 82nd and Avalon in the Avalon Park neighborhood just before midnight Thursday.
The temperature was just six-degrees at the time.
The boy is believed to be three or 4-years-old.
He was taken to a hospital in good condition.
Police eventually linked the boy with his relatives.
A WGN News crew approached the boy’s mother to ask how this could have happened, but she told them to go away.