CHICAGO (WGN) -- Chicago police have charged a woman after seven children were found in a vacant apartment on the West Side.
Jessie Hunt, 31, confirmed to be a single mother of all seven children, has been charged with seven counts of child endangerment.
Police said they were called to do a well-being check at a building in the 700 block of North Trumbull Avenue in the city's Humboldt Park neighborhood around 4 p.m. Friday. A person at the scene told police someone was inside a first-floor apartment that was vacant.
Inside the apartment police said officers discovered seven children; a 14-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy, a 7-year-old boy, a 6-year-old girl, a 4-year-old girl, a 5-year-old boy and a 23-month-old. Police said all seven children were taken to the hospital in good condition.
Prosecutors said the property owner tried to enter the apartment Friday and found the door blocked by a two-by-four.
Police said the sink was overflowing, the stove's burners were on and the children were using a tub as a toilet. Officers also reported the children hadn't eaten since the previous day.