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.
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.
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.
Parents, Cousin Charged With Killing 3-Year-OldAfter determining that her viciously abused and malnourished 3-year-old second cousin was dead, a West Ridge woman allegedly went out, bought some marijuana and then smoked it with the child’s parents near the toddler’s battered corpse.
Rauner Blames Governor For DCFS Deaths; Quinn Campaign Calls Ad 'Despicable'Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner on Tuesday blamed Gov. Pat Quinn for the deaths of children whose families have had contact with the Department of Children and Family Services, an attack the Quinn campaign called a “despicable” smear attempt.
Police, Prosecutors, Welfare Groups Launch New Campaign Against Sex TraffickingAlthough numbers are vague, the crime of human trafficking presents a real challenge to law enforcement and welfare agencies, who have teamed up to try to raise awareness of troubled children who end up being manipulated or forced into prostitution.
Bail Denied For Man Accused Of Shaking BabyThe Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is investigating a woman and her boyfriend, who faces felony charges for allegedly shaking the woman’s 14-month-old daughter, causing critical brain injuries.
Washington Heights Infant's Death Ruled A HomicideThe state Department of Children & Family Services and Chicago Police are investigating the death of Tayshaun Dyson, who was found unresponsive at his home in the 8900 block of South Throop Street.
DCFS Investigating After 4 Kids Hospitalized Following Domestic DisturbanceThe state Department of Children and Family Services is investigating allegations of abuse and neglect after four children were hospitalized after police responded to a domestic disturbance in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side on Tuesday night.