How long must a child be left in Illinois before it is considered abandonment?

Criminal abandonment in Illinois is basically leaving a child under the age of 13 w/o supervision twenty-four hours or more. This means that if there is someone over the age of fourteen in the household, the law will not apply unless the children were left in "unsafe or unfit conditions"; those terms are oiutlined in the exceptions of the abandonment law. A parent not visiting or paying support for their child/children does not constitute abandonment. Such issues are adjudged by ILC's pertaining to support and/or custody of minor child/children.