Scott Corneliuson, 40, and Jennifer Corneliuson, 43, were arrested Thursday and charged with endangering the life of a child and companion animal hoarding, according to the Glenview Police Department.
The Corneliuson family lives in the 3300 block of Lakewood Ct., where police said they found 35 dogs living in their own waste during an investigation Dec. 7.
The Corneliuson family had three children, according to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. The kids are now in the care of a family member and the dogs are being removed per a DCFS safety plan.
A neighbor who asked Patch to withhold her identity said the Corneliuson children were between the ages of 5 and 8.
The dogs must be removed from the home before the kids are allowed back, according to Dave Clarkin, a DCFS spokesperson, though he could not say whether the family might be allowed to keep some dogs. Residents can have up to five dogs, according to Glenview police.
As of this morning, dogs could still be heard at the address from outside the house, accompanied by the smell of animal waste.
The family appeared before a judge this morning, and they're now being held in custody on a $25,000 bond, according to police. Their court dates were set for Jan. 14.
Arrangements are still being made to relocate the discovered dogs, according to a DCFS press release, but animals rescued by Glenview authorities are typically available for adoption through the Animal Welfare League at (708) 636-8586 or www.animalwelfareleague.com.