Woman leaves newborn baby at NW Side fire station

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A newborn baby was left at a fire station on Chicago’s Far Northwest side.

The Police department says a young woman dropped off the baby Thursday night at the fire house near Cumberland and Foster Avenues.

She told firefighters that she was by herself when she gave birth to the baby Thursday morning.

She said she cared for it all day before bringing it to the fire station.

Chicago Police are now investigating.

Under the Illinois Safe Haven Law, it’s legal to turn over babies younger than 30 days old to hospitals, police, and fire stations  with no questions asked.

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