Ill. mom arrested while celebrating DCFS case

The woman was intoxicated and holding her son like a 'football under her armpit' police say, after the Department of Children and Family Services dropped an investigation against her


By Rosemary Sobol
The Chicago Sun-Times

RIVERSIDE, Ill. — A Riverside woman allegedly drinking vodka while she carried her 3-month-old infant to celebrate the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services dropping an investigation against her was arrested for misdemeanor endangering the health and life of a child.

Jamie L. Riley, 27, who was intoxicated and holding her boy "as if she had a football under her armpit," was also cited for disorderly conduct for a tirade outside in the 5400 block of South Harlem Avenue Saturday, police said.

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