Photo: Snarley Lips Elaine Overton
Bail was set today for a 48-year-old South Side woman accused of leaving her 3-year-old granddaughter on a CTA bus for 30 minutes this week in the South Loop.
Police said Elaine Carla Overton of the 3600 block of South Rhodes Avenue was charged with misdemeanor child endangerment and one count of felony possession of a controlled substance after heroin was found in her pocket.
Overton was ordered held in lieu of $25,000 bail by Circuit Court Judge Donald Panarese, prosecutors said. She has a Jan. 23 court date, officials said.
The child was not hurt in the incident, which ended about 7:35 p.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of South State Street after someone aboard the bus saw the toddler by herself, sleeping on a seat, according to a police report.
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