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Children safe after AMBER Alert issued

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WAUKEGAN, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Two young siblings taken Thursday morning from a north suburban government office by their father have been found safe, but authorities are still searching for the man, a parolee considered “armed and dangerous.”

Dyniste S. Finley, 4; and her brother Dejavante D. Finley, 3, were taken about 9:20 a.m. from the building at 15 S. County St. in Waukegan, according to the Illinois AMBER Alert website and Zion police.

Both children have since been found safe, according to Zion Deputy Chief Kirk Henderson.

The children were delivered to a Department of Children and Family Services office in Waukegan by a relative right around the time the Amber Alert was issued, according to police.

Authorities issued the alert Thursday morning after their father, 23-year-old Dejavante D. Finley, took them from their mother while they were in a public defender's office in Waukegan, police said.

He had been driving a 2006 dark blue Chevrolet Malibu with a temporary Wisconsin license plate K7561C. The car has since been found in North Chicago, according to Zion police, but he remained at-large as of late Thurseday afternoon.

Finley fled and remains at large as of Thursday afternoon, according to authorities. He is still considered armed and dangerous, according to police.

Finley is currently on parole after being sentenced to 3 years for a felony domestic battery conviction, and 5 years for aggravated battery, both from Lake County in 2011, according to Illinois Department of Corrections records.

He is the subject of two active warrants in Lake County, the first issued in June charging nine felony counts including theft, domestic battery, unlawful restraint and criminal damage to property, Lake County court records show.

Authorities issued another warrant for his arrest in July, allegingn seven counts including aggravated battery, aggravated domestic battery, thef and unlawful restraint, according to court records.

Officers had previously responded to the home on complaints of domestic violence, Zion police said.

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