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State health department investigating hospital in Marlen Ochoa-Lopez case

CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Public Health is investigating a suburban Chicago hospital that waited two weeks before alerting authorities about a newborn who arrived in the emergency room on life support and accompanied by a woman who falsely claimed to be the mother.

The department would not disclose any details except to say that officials were at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn on Tuesday afternoon.

The baby was brought to the hospital on the evening of April 23 with a woman who said she had given birth at her Southwest Side home. But an examination done soon afterward found

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