2 babies, most likely twins, dropped off at suburban fire station

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PHOENIX, Ill.  -- Two babies were left at a suburban fire station early Tuesday morning.

A young woman came to the fire station in Pheonix, Illinois around 1:30 a.m.  She is described as emotional and distraught and told firefighters she just couldn't do it anymore.

She dropped off two boys, believed to be twins, somewhere between 6 and 12-months-old.

Firefighters following protocol contacted Phoenix police and the babies were taken to Ingalls Memorial Hospital. But they appeared to be in good condition.

Illinois' Safe Haven law allows parents to leave their baby up to 30 days old with staff members at a hospital, police or fire station. No questions asked.

In this case, the babies are older. But the fire chief says he still believes the mother did the right thing.

“They all looked to be healthy little boys,” said Chief Mickil Smith. “I personally commend the young lady for her actions. I'm proud of her and I respect her decisions.”

The boys are now in the care of DCFS.

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