Officials today charged a 17-year-old Evanston youth with murder in the death this week of an 11-month old child.

James R. Jackson

James R. Jackson of 2025 Dodge Ave. is scheduled to appear in district court in Skokie for a bond hearing Thursday on first-degree murder charges.

Evanston police say Jackson lived with the victim, Clarashea Marie Hebron, and the child’s mother.

Paramedics called to an address in the 2000 block of Dodge Avenue Monday afternoon found the child in what they described as “medical distress.”

She was taken to a local hospital and died after being transferred to Children’s Memorial Hospital for more specialized care. The county medical examiner’s office later ruled the death a homicide.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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