Laquan McDonald Shooting Spurs Changes At DCFSThe death of Laquan McDonald, a black Chicago teenager who was a state ward for most of his life before he we was shot 16 times by a white police officer, has spurred Illinois' child welfare agency to look differently and with more focus at the cases of troubled youths, the director told The Associated Press.
DCFS Asks For Public Help In Stopping Child Sex TraffickingChild sex trafficking has become an epidemic in Illinois. Now, the Department of Children and Family Services wants your help to stamp out the practice.
Mother Cleared Of Neglect For Letting Kids Play Outside AloneState officials have backed down after a two-year fight with a single mother accused of neglect for allowing her three boys to play alone at a playground right outside her window.
Missouri Woman Fears Illinois Will Keep Son In Foster Care After Turning 18A Missouri woman has claimed she is fighting a David-and-Goliath battle with the state of Illinois over her son, and she fears even when he turns 18 in two weeks, Illinois will still insist on custody.
Parents, Attorneys Say State Law On Child Supervision Too VagueHow 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.
DCFS Investigating After Baby Left In Hot Car For Two HoursState child welfare officials are investigating after an infant was left in a hot car for about two hours Tuesday in southwest suburban Joliet.
Chicago Day Care Center Investigated After Worker Allegedly Paddled ChildA 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.
Woodstock Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Young RelativeAndres Gamez, 33, was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault of a family member under 18 and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim under 5 years old, according to the McHenry County sheriff’s office.
Mom Who Shot TV Cooperating With DCFS; Kids Won't Be Removed From HomeThe Illinois Department of Children and Family Services says the Algonquin mother accused of shooting her flat-screen TV will get to keep her three children.
ACLU Asking Judge To Order DCFS To Enact ReformsThe 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.
Boy, 9, Shoots Sister, 11, With BB GunRiverside police and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services were investigating an incident in which a boy shot his sister with a BB gun.
Lawmakers Probe Illinois Youth Centers In Wake Of Newspaper SeriesThe head of the agency that oversees children who are wards of the state told state lawmakers Wednesday that a revolving door at the top is partly to blame for abuses that have plagued the department for decades.

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