Cicero mother charged with leaving kids in cold van for hours

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A mother in Cicero is charged with leaving her five children alone in a cold van for hours.

Erica Torres, 27, left them inside the van in the 3100 block of west Fulton after her van ran out of gas.

The children, ages 2-years-old to 9-years-old, did not suffer any cold-related injuries.

Torres faces five counts of misdemeanor child endangerment.

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