Crews were sorting through bottles and cardboard when the cooler was opened and the baby, a boy, was discovered inside a blanket around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. The newborn male was found wrapped in a dark blue towel, according to authorities.
At this point investigators have tracked the loads to Waukegan or Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. They would have been the result of recycling pick-ups on Monday in those areas.
Police are investigating.