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Woman in Labor Delivers Her Own Baby on Illinois Tollway

The woman was alone in the car when she gave birth, police said

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    A pregnant woman on her way to the hospital was forced to pull over on the side of a tollway and deliver the baby herself, authorities said Tuesday. Lisa Chavarria reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017)

    A woman in labor was on her way to the hospital when she was forced to pull over on the side of a suburban Chicago tollway and deliver the baby herself, authorities said Tuesday.

    The pregnant woman pulled over just after 1 a.m. on the Edens Spur Toll Plaza in Northbrook, according to Illinois State Police.

    The woman was alone in the car when she gave birth, police said. 

    Authorities said the mom and baby were taken to North Shore Hospital in Evanston, where they are doing "fine." The gender of the baby was not immediately known. 

    Further information wasn't immediately released.