A woman who police said left her two children home alone on the Far South Side has been charged with endangering their lives at the same time police were seeking her on a warrant in a similar case from last year.
Loran Guzman is charged with felony child endangerment according to police. She appeared before Cook County Judge Israel Desierto in Bond Court Sunday and had the $75,000 bail on the warrant in last year's case upheld.
Last year, Guzman pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor child endangerment charges in a case that also involved a marijuana possession charge that was dropped in her guilty plea, according to court records. There also was an order of protection against her in connection with the case.
Guzman's guilty plea brought her a conditional discharge, which would have allowed the charges to be dropped if she completed requirements of the discharge. But on Dec. 1, a warrant was issued for her arrest, according to court records.
The current case began when neighbor called police to say that a little girl was on the deck of Guzman's home. Police came to the home at 10:30 p.m. Friday and that girl, about 2 or 3 years old, wearing sweat pants and socks and wet from the snow, as well as another girl about the same age in an upstairs bedroom, left alone at the home