A close race to be the first baby born in 2008 in the Chicagoland area, as some families usher in New Year with a new addition. Klaudi Wiktoria Propkop was born just 12 seconds after midnight on New Year's Day at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. She weighs 6 pounds and one ounce.
Miguel Angel Aviles Junior came in a close second. He was born at 12:16 a.m. at a Swedish Covenant. He weighs 7 pounds, 12 ounces.
And in the northwest suburbs, the New Year baby is Rocio Deluz Morales, who was born at 12:34 a.m. He weighed in at 6 pounds and 3.1 ounces.