(CHICAGO) A 3-year-old boy is in critical condition after he ran into traffic and was hit by a van Tuesday evening in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
About 7 p.m., the boy was chasing a dog when he ran from between parked cars onto Talman Avenue near 69th Street and was hit by a southbound Chevrolet van, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.
He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital and transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition, Alfaro said.
The 36-year-old man driving the van will not be cited for the accident, police said.
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(GAGES LAKE) A north suburban man is facing child pornography charges after authorities searched his home Thursday and found thousands of illicit images and videos.
Jason G. Rygiel, 29, was arrested after the Lake County Cybercrimes Unit executed a search warrant at his home in the 18000 block of West Grand Drive in Gages Lake, according to a statement from the Lake County sheriff’s office.
Multiple electronic media storage devices from the home were seized, and authorities found about 1,000 images and videos identified as child pornography, the sheriff’s office said.
The investigation also determined that Rygiel reproduced several videos containing child pornography, police said.
Rygiel is charged with five counts of reproducing child pornography, each a Class X felony, the sheriff’s office said. Further investigation of the media devices seized from his home will determine if prosecutors seek additional charges.
He is being held in the Lake County Jail on a $100,000 bond and is next scheduled to appear in court Jan. 30, according to the sheriff’s office.
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