Child Support

Rohit Bhansali (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Freed After 6 Months In Jail For Failing To Pay Child Support

An Indian immigrant who has spent the past six months in jail for failing to pay child support was set free Thursday, by the same judge who had him locked up, after an anonymous lawyer intervened on the man’s behalf.


Wallace Davis

Judge Orders Former Chicago Alderman To Pay $143K In Child Support

Former alderman and convicted felon Wallace Davis Jr. was sentenced to 30 months probation Friday and ordered to pay over $100,000 in child support after he admitted he was deadbeat dad to his two young daughters.


U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (left) and his son Joe Walsh Jr. (right) discuss a campaign ad run by the Republican congressman's Democratic opponent, Tammy Duckworth, accusing him of being a deadbeat dad for failing to pay child support. Walsh has said a lawsuit filed against him for delinquent child support payments was dismissed after he and his wife resolved the matter. Walsh and his ex-wife issued a statement in April that he is not and never was a “deadbeat dad.”

Walsh’s Son Defends Father, Asks Duckworth To Pull ‘Deadbeat Joe’ Ad

Republican Congressman Joe Walsh’s son on Tuesday pleaded with his father’s Democratic challenger, Tammy Duckworth, to pull campaign ads accusing his father of being a deadbeat dad, calling the ads “hurtful” and “untrue.”

CBS Chicago–10/23/2012

Rep. Joe Walsh

Child Support Case Against Walsh Dismissed After Resolution With Ex-Wife

The child support case against U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) has been dismissed, following a resolution out of court with his ex-wife.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2012

Rep. Joe Walsh

Walsh Says His Ex-Wife Is Lying About Back Child Support

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), the McHenry Tea Party member who has catapulted to the national stage, says he’s being “pummeled by the media” over allegations he owes years of child support.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

Sean Harbin has been in and out of courts for 21 years, hounded over child support payments for a child who isn't his, even though he has paternity tests proving he's not the biological father. (Credit: CBS)

Man Hounded For Child Support For 20 Years, But It’s Not His Kid

He says he’s not the father and he’s got proof. A South Side man is back in court Thursday morning trying to convince the state to leave him alone. He’s been in and out of courts for 21 years.

CBS 2–09/14/2011

Congressman Joe Walsh

Rep. Walsh Ordered To Prove He Doesn’t Owe $100K In Child Support

A Cook County judge ruled Wednesday that Congressman Joe Walsh must prove that he made nearly $100,000 in child-support payments as part of his ongoing legal dispute with his ex-wife, Laura Walsh.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011

Photo Of Cook County Sheriff's Police Patch (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Sheriff’s Office Puts Data On Fugitives Online

Basic information on more than 44,000 fugitives -– wanted for everything from murder to writing bad checks -– will now be available to the public on the Cook County Sheriff’s website.


Congressman Joe Walsh

UPDATED: Rep. Walsh Sued For $117K In Child Support

The Illinois Republican congressman who accused President Barack Obama of lying about the risks of not raising debt ceiling, is now accused of owing a six-figure sum in child support.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

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Report: $3 Billion In Child Support Owed By Parents

A new report says non-custodial parents are on the hook for $3 billion in back child support to Illinois youngsters.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2011

DuPage County Sheriff Badge Graphic. (DuPage County Sheriff)

Deadbeat Parents Rounded Up On Valentine’s Day

Deadbeat parents in DuPage County got an unwanted surprise on Valentine’s Day.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2011