1Jose M., J.M.'s biological father, is a non-custodial parent; he has taken no part in this
April 6, 2007
IN THE INTERESTS OF: ) Appeal from the
) Circuit Court of
GABRIEL E., JR., and JAMES M., ) Cook County.
(THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, ) Nos. 06 JA 91 and 06 JA 92
MARGARET C., ) The Honorable
) Rena Marie Van Tine,
Respondent-Appellant). ) Judge Presiding.
PRESIDING JUSTICE FITZGERALD SMITH delivered the opinion of the court:
Following adjudicatory and dispositional hearings, minors/respondents-appellees Gabriel
E., Jr. and James M. (G.E. and J.M.) were found to be neglected due to an injurious environment
and were declared wards of the court. G.E. and J.M.'s mother, respondent-appellant Margaret C.
(appellant), appeals from the orders entered in the cause, contending that the trial court erred in
finding the boys neglected. She asks that we reverse the trial court's holding and direct that the
petitions for adjudication of wardship be dismissed. For the following reasons, we affirm.
J.M. was born to appellant and Jose M.1 on March 11, 1993; G.E. was born to appellant