It took 10 hours to find 7-month-old Osial Hernandez but by Friday evening the boy was leaving a suburban hospital in his father Eric Hernandez's arms. Osial's mother, Nuri Salgado, was crying.
A plumber working in the 5100 block of Madison in Skokie heard the boy crying in the van police had been searching for since it was stolen from Osial's mother early Friday.
Skokie police got the baby out within minutes by breaking out the windows of the locked vehicle.
The 7-month-old boy had been the subject of an Amber Alert most of Friday. Police said the Salgado, a newspaper distributor, had left the boy in the van with the engine running while she was bundling newspapers for delivery inside a building at 4242 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Police said she came out of a building to check on her son and went back inside. When she returned, the van was gone.