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Update: Baby delivered in car off the Eisenhower Expressway in Oak Park

                 Camila was born early Monday morning on the Eisenhower Expressway. | photo credit: West Suburban Medical Center 

(Oak Park)  After a woman gave birth in a car just off the Eisenhower Expressway early Monday with only her husband to aid in the delivery, she pressed the healthy infant to her chest for warmth until paramedics arrived.

Mother and infant, a baby girl weighing 8 pounds and 1 ounce, were both healthy Monday morning at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

“Baby is doing fantastic, and mother is doing very well,” said Dr. Donald Reese, who cared for both at the hospital.

The birth occurred about 3:40 a.m. in the 900 block of South Austin. The baby’s father called 911, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman said.

The family did not want to be identified for now, according to a hospital spokeswoman. But they did release photos of the baby and her name, Camila.

Reese, who cut the umbilical cord and delivered the afterbirth when the woman arrived at the hospital via ambulance, said the the mother did everything right — some babies just move quicker than others.

“Labor is one of those amazing things in nature that one tdime it can take weeks and the next time it can take 30 minutes,” he said.

“The delivery went pretty quick, probably less than five minutes,” Reese said, adding that contractions began about 30 minutes earlier. “The baby was only a little cold, the mom did a wonderful job of keeping her warm from the delivery site to here.”

The mother had been heading to MacNeal Hospital, also in Oak Park, where she had received pre-natal care, but paramedics chose West Suburban Hospital because it was closer.

It was probably something the baby’s two older siblings, who were there, will never forget.

Reese said he sees the scenario about once a month and is always left wondering if the cars that babies are delivered in are spacious.

The mother, who’s in her 30s, speaks only Spanish. Her due date was Tuesday. She jokingly told Reese through a translator: “This is my last baby.”

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Two charged with robbing delivery drivers in Logan Square

(CHICAGO) Two suspects have been charged with robbing delivery drivers in the Northwest Side Logan Square neighborhood.

Armando Colon, 19; and a 16-year-old boy are each charged with two felony counts of armed robbery with a firearm, according to Chicago Police. The 16-year-old was not identified because he is a juvenile.

The first robbery happened about 9:35 p.m. on Jan. 14 in the 3500 block of West Dickens, the block where Colon lives, police said. The suspects stole money and delivery items from a 34-year-old victim.

The second robbery happened about 9 p.m. on Jan. 18 in the 3500 block of West Shakespeare, police said. The duo struck a 52-year-old delivery driver in the face before stealing cash and delivery items.

Both Colon and the teenager are scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday.

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