Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
A 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.
Andres 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.
The 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.
Riverside 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.
The 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.
After 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.
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.
Although 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
A few hundred employees of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services rallied in front of the Thompson Center this afternoon, protesting layoffs at the agency.
The West Aurora High School District is in trouble with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services over an allegation involving a teacher.
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.
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the death of a 1-year-old girl in the Roseland neighborhood last night.
A 2-month-old girl from Cicero is dead, and now her family is facing allegations of neglect.
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.
Police are questioning the parents of a 3-month old Jefferson Park girl who died on Tuesday as a result of several injuries from child abuse.
It’s the worst kind of crime – abuse against mentally ill children – and it’s happening at the very place they turn for help: a psychiatric hospital.
The State of Illinois is moving to steer foster families to new agencies, even as Catholic Charities prepares to fight a court ruling allowing the state to end its relationship with the agency.