4 children hospitalized with 'bruising,' adults questioned

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Four children were hospitalized and two adults questioned after police responded to a domestic disturbance in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side Tuesday night.

Police responded to complaints of the disturbance at a home in the 8200 block of South Ellis Avenue at about 9 p.m., according to police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer. There, police found three girls and a boy between 6 months and 4 years of age -- two of whom had visible bruising on their bodies.

The two bruised children were taken to Comer Children's Hospital in "stable" condition, Greer said. The other children showed no signs of bruising but were taken to the hospital for examination.

The children's mother, and a man who is the father of one of the children, were questioned by Area South detectives, though no charges were filed as of early Wednesday morning, Greer said.

Police said The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services was notified of the incident, but an agency official was not immediately available for comment.

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