A baby girl was the first child to be born in 2011 in the Chicago area, according to the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.
Alejandra Maya Arroyo was born at 12:00:01 a.m., one second into the New Year, according to a news release from the hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and was 18 inches big.
She was the fourth child for parents Rosalinda Arroyo, 35, and Alejandro Arroyo, 40, of Cicero. The couple has been married for 19 years, the release said.