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90 Illinois Children Died Of Neglect, Abuse In 2012

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services says neglect and abuse killed 90 children in the state last year and almost half were infants who died in unsafe sleeping conditions.

01/11/2013

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DCFS Investiages Death Of Sauk Village Infant

The state Department of Children and Family Services is investigating allegations of neglect against the baby sitter of a five-month-old Sauk Village girl who died Sunday.

01/07/2013

Nathaniel Beller (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Man Suspected Of Setting Family On Fire Made Earlier Threats

A man suspected of setting his family on fire last weekend, had threatened to do it three months ago.

01/03/2013

Firefighters cut the bars off a window of a burning home in the 6400 block of South Paulina Avenue in an attempt to reach two young children trapped inside. Both died in the fire, authorities said. (Credit: Chicago Fire Media Affairs)

Police Donate Gifts To Surviving Children Of Englewood Fire

Tuesday, Chicago police aimed to let the survivors of an Englewood fire know that Christmas is still here.

12/25/2012

DCFS Investigating Death Of 3-Month-Old

State child welfare officials are investigating allegations of neglect in connection with the death of an infant from the South Side Avalon Park neighborhood.

12/11/2012

Taneil Curtis (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Woman Who Abducted Son –Twice — Found In Memphis

Taneil Curtis allegedly abducted her baby Nov. 7 during a state-supervised visit, prompting Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to question the state’s child-welfare agency. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

12/07/2012

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State Investigates Death Of Infant On SW Side

Police officers found 1-month-old Zaniya Gordon unresponsive about 7 a.m. at a home in the 1300 block of West 110th Place, authorities said.

11/25/2012

Former West Aurora High School band director Steve Orland has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing two students. (Credit: Kane County Sheriff's Office)

West Aurora High School District In Trouble With DCFS Over Abusive Band Teacher

The West Aurora High School District is in trouble with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services over an allegation involving a teacher.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

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Report: DCFS Says Budget Cuts Could Be Crippling

The Illinois Dept of Children and Family Services is warning in a published report that budget cuts mandated by the General Assembly are going to have a severe impact.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

Grand Prairie Transportation now has cameras aboard buses when it transports children for a suburban special-education district. (CBS)

Parents Sue After Bus Driver Allegedy Abused 3-Year-Old Twin Girls

A Willowbrook couple filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming a school bus driver sexually assaulted their 3-year-old twins while transporting them to and from special education preschool classes.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012

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DCFS Investigating Death Of 3-Year-Old Aurora Girl

The state Department of Children and Family Services has launched a probe into the death of a 3-year-old girl from west suburban Aurora.

05/14/2012

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State Investigating Neglect Allegation In South Side Baby’s Death

State authorities are investigating an allegation of neglect in connection with the death of a 9-month-old South Side boy.

05/09/2012

Devell M. Johnson (Chicago Police Dept.)

Man Charged In Toddler’s Death

Devell M. Johnson, 23, of the 5500 block of South Emerald Avenue, was charged Tuesday with one count of first-degree murder.

04/16/2012

Cicero Infant Death

Baby Dead In Cicero; Authorities Probe Possible Neglect

A 2-month-old girl from Cicero is dead, and now her family is facing allegations of neglect.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2012

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DCFS Investigates Death Of Infant In Pullman Neighborhood

The state Department of Children and Family Services is investigating allegations of neglect against the mother of a 8-week-old infant who was found unresponsive Tuesday in his South Side Pullman neighborhood home.

03/27/2012

Baby Toy (Photo by Sion Touhig/Getty Images)

DCFS Investigating Death Of Infant In Glenwood

The state Department of Children and Family Services is investigating allegations of neglect against the parents of a three-week-old boy who was found unresponsive Tuesday at his south suburban Glenwood home.

03/06/2012

Fire Victims

DCFS Probes Neglect Allegations In Deadly Far South Side Fire

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services in investigating accusations of neglect, for the family that lived in the Far South Side apartment where a fire broke out early Tuesday and killed two children.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

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North Suburban Man Charged With Beating Infant

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (STMW) – A 21-year-old north suburban Park City man was arrested for allegedly beating his 22-day-old infant son. The baby was brought into the emergency room of the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital facility […]

12/31/2011

Cesar Ruiz, 34, (left) and Crystal Valdez, 28, (right) are charged with murder and concealing a homicide in the death of Valdez's 4-year-old son, Christopher Valdez. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

DCFS Under Fire For Handling Of Valdez Abuse Case

Cook County Public Guardian Robert Harris is criticizing the Department of Children and Family Service’s handling of a case involving a Southwest Side boy killed on his fourth birthday.

11/30/2011

Baby Toy (Photo by Sion Touhig/Getty Images)

DCFS Investigating Death Of South Shore Infant

The state Department of Children and Family Services is investigating allegations of neglect against the parents of a one-month-old girl who died Friday in the South Shore neighborhood.

11/12/2011

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