Boy found on South Side reunited with family

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CHICAGO — A young boy found alone on the city’s South Side has been reunited with his family, according to police.

Chicago police said the boy, believed to be about 4 years old, was seen running across 55th Street and Garfield Boulevard in the Gage Park neighborhood around 7 a.m. Tuesday.

The boy has now been identified and reunited with his family, according to police.

Neighbor Violet Williams says she saw him running by her house. She and others followed him to make sure he wouldn’t cross the busy street.

Before being reunited with family,  the child was examined at Comer Childrens’ Hospital.

He was found to be in good condition.

No charges were filed.


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