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DCFS Investigating Death Of Harvey Infant

State child welfare officials are investigating the parents of a 5-month-old boy for allegations of neglect after the infant died Friday in south suburban Harvey.

04/06/2014

Two sisters -- shown here as youngsters -- were kept in foster care for years, even though an aunt was trying to gain custody, the family says. (courtesy: family)

2 Investigators: Clerical Error Keeps Sisters Stuck In Abusive Foster Care For Years

2 Investigator Dave Savini reveals how actions by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services kept two girls from their family.

03/10/2014

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Gov. Quinn’s Newly Appointed Child-Welfare Director Resigns Amid Theft Scandal

Arthur Bishop was appointed last month to succeed the late Richard Calica at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

02/26/2014

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DCFS Investigating Aunt After Park Forest Infant Dies

Child welfare officials are investigating the death of a 3-month-old boy from south suburban Park Forest.

02/16/2014

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DCFS Comes Under Criticism At State Senate Hearing

The Department of Children and Family Services came in for some scathing criticism at a State Senate hearing today.

12/10/2013

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DCFS Investigating Grandfather In Death Of Girl On South Side

State child welfare officials are investigating allegations of abuse against the grandfather of a 3-year-old girl who died after a head injury Saturday in the South Chicago neighborhood.

12/08/2013

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DCFS Director Resigns Following Cancer Diagnosis

Richard Calica has served as director of DCFS since December 2011. Chief of staff Denise Gonzales will step in as Acting Director effective immediately.

11/15/2013

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DCFS Investigating Death Of Blue Island Infant

A baby died in Blue Island this weekend and investigators are looking at the father as a suspect.

10/27/2013

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DCFS Investigating Death Of Berwyn Infant

The state Dept. of Children and Family Services is investigating the death of a six-month-old girl Friday in west suburban Berwyn.

08/17/2013

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DCFS Investigates Daycare Center After Death Of 1-Year-Old

The licensing division of the state Department of Children & Family Services is investigating a West Side daycare center where a 1-year-old girl was found unresponsive Tuesday and later died.

08/07/2013

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Autopsy: 8-Year-Old Was Strangled, Death Ruled Homicide

The death Friday of an 8-year-old West Side girl was the result of strangulation and multiple injuries that were from child abuse and neglect and her death has been ruled a homicide, an autopsy has determined.

07/13/2013

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DCFS Investigating Death Of SW Side Infant

The state Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the death of a one-month-old baby Friday in the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

05/25/2013

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DCFS Investigating Death Of 4-Month Old From Harvey

The father of a four-month old Harvey boy who died this weekend is being investigated.

04/28/2013

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DCFS: Neglect Alleged In Death Of Elmwood Park Infant

State child welfare officials are investigating allegations of neglect in connection with the death of a 4-month-old Elmwood Park girl

04/23/2013

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Pair In Custody After Death Of 3-Year-Old Girl In Oak Forest

The girl, Gina Pressley, died from head trauma, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Her death was ruled a homicide.

03/29/2013

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DCFS Investigating Death Of Englewood Infant

The state Department of Children and Family Services are investigating the death of a four-month-old girl Saturday at her South Side Englewood neighborhood home.

02/24/2013

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Woman Wants Justice In Death Of Two-Year-Old Niece

Pictures and memories. It’s all Melissa Leon has left of her sister’s youngest child, Layla.

02/13/2013

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DCFS Investigating Death Of 5-Month-Old Boy

The state Department of Children and Family Services is investigating Monday’s death of a five-month-old boy on the Near South Side.

01/22/2013

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Death Of 2-Year-Old Ruled Homicide

The death of a 2-year-old South Side girl has been ruled a homicide, due to multiple injuries from a beating, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

01/20/2013

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DCFS Investigates Death Of Chicago Heights Infant

The state Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the Sunday death of a two-month-old girl in south suburban Chicago Heights.

01/14/2013

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