Newborn baby found dead in Logan Square gangway

A tragic Easter morning discovery in Logan Square.

A man working on a basement in the 2700 block of North Hamlin found the body of a newborn boy in a shopping bag in a gangway between two houses.

Neighbors say the infant still had its umbilical cord attached.

Dawn Geras, president of the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation, says the case illustrates that many people still do not know about the state’s Safe Haven law.

Passed in 2001, it allows anyone to drop off an unharmed baby who is 30 days old or younger at any hospital or police or fire station “and walk away with no questions asked.”

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