How young is too young to leave a child alone, in the state of Illinois? The law says, under 14, for any unreasonable amount of time.
State child welfare officials are investigating after an infant was left in a hot car for about two hours Tuesday in southwest suburban Joliet.
A parent tells CBS 2 her child was beaten and bruised at a Chicago daycare center, and now the state’s child-welfare agency is investigating. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois is asking a federal judge to order the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to start enacting court-ordered reforms, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.
It is a case of a mother’s wishes for her very ill son and a doctor’s concern and fear. On Monday, a judge intervened on the heartbreaking story that stretches from Kansas City to Chicago.
State child welfare officials say it’s too hard to tell whether there’s been an increase in reports of child abuse since news broke about Vikings running back Adrian Peterson taking a stick to his four-year old son.
The deaths of two four-month-old girls are being investigated by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
State child welfare officials are investigating the parents of a northwest suburban boy who died Saturday morning.
The latest recipients for the four-year college scholarships were selected from 300 applicants across the state.
Criminal charges could come later today in the death of a 3-year-old Northwest Side girl.
The parents of a 7-month-old baby girl who was found dead earlier this year have been charged after authorities determined the child starved to death in northwest suburban Barrington.
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.
2 Investigator Dave Savini reveals how actions by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services kept two girls from their family.
Arthur Bishop was appointed last month to succeed the late Richard Calica at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Child welfare officials are investigating the death of a 3-month-old boy from south suburban Park Forest.
The Department of Children and Family Services came in for some scathing criticism at a State Senate hearing today.
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.
Richard Calica has served as director of DCFS since December 2011. Chief of staff Denise Gonzales will step in as Acting Director effective immediately.
A baby died in Blue Island this weekend and investigators are looking at the father as a suspect.
The state Dept. of Children and Family Services is investigating the death of a six-month-old girl Friday in west suburban Berwyn.