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First babies arrive in Northwest Cook, Lake counties

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Aindrila Gupta holds her daughter, Naija Niyogi, as dad, Shiladitya Niyogi lends support. The couple's first child was born at 12:39 a.m. at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital, the first of the new year in Lake County.

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Hope Labbe, who was born at 12:13 a.m. Tuesday as the first baby in Northwest Cook County, rests with mother and father Fidan and Sean Labbe at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates.

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Hope Labbe, born at 12:13 a.m. on New Year's Day, rests in the arms of her father, Sean Labbe, as her mom, Fidan looks on at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Hope Labbe, the first baby born on New Year's Day in Northwest Cook County, rests with mother and father Fidan and Sean Labbe, along with big brother, Brendan, at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

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The first baby of the New Year in Northwest suburban Cook County came at 12:13 a.m. at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, more than a week earlier than expected for an Aurora couple. The first born in Lake County was delivered at 12:39 a.m. at NorthShore University HealthSystem Highland Park, ending about 29 hours of labor. The Highland Park couple had been expecting around Christmas.
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    • Aindrila Gupta holds her daughter, Naija Niyogi, as dad, Shiladitya Niyogi lends support. The couple’s first child was born at 12:39 a.m. at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital, the first of the new year in Lake County.
    • Hope Labbe, who was born at 12:13 a.m. Tuesday as the first baby in Northwest Cook County, rests with mother and father Fidan and Sean Labbe at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates.
    • Hope Labbe, born at 12:13 a.m. on New Year’s Day, rests in the arms of her father, Sean Labbe, as her mom, Fidan looks on at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates.
    • Hope Labbe, the first baby born on New Year’s Day in Northwest Cook County, rests with mother and father Fidan and Sean Labbe, along with big brother, Brendan, at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates.
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