Gov. Pritzker Has Vowed To Make Changes At DCFS, But Multiple Children Whose Families Were Investigated Have Still Been KilledGov. JB Pritzker has promised to make changes at the DCFS to protect children like the girl who was killed this weekend, Serenity Arrington. Still, dozens of children whose families were investigated by the DCFS have been killed in just the last year.
Former DCFS Caseworker Carlos Acosta Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Charges Linked To A.J. Freund CaseCarlos Acosta pleaded not guilty to two counts of child endangerment and one count of reckless conduct.
A.J. Freund Case: Andrew Freund Sr. Pleads Guilty To Involuntary Manslaughter In Killing Of 5-Year-Old Son, Gets 30 Years In PrisonFreund, 61, pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated battery to a child, and concealment of a homicide.
Former DCFS Supervisor Andrew Polovin Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Charges Linked To A.J. Freund CasePolovin and former DCFS case worker Carlos Acosta have been accused of failing to properly investigate allegations concerning A.J.'s treatment, despite concerns raised by police and others.
A.J. Freund Murder: Boy's Father, Andrew Freund Sr., Expected To Take Plea Deal On FridayMcHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt scheduled a hearing on the negotiated plea for Friday afternoon.
Former DCFS Worker Carlos Acosta A No-Show At McHenry County Board Meeting After Arrest Linked To A.J. Freund CaseA former Illinois Department of Children and Family Services worker who is facing charges connected to the death of 5-year-old. A.J. Freund last year was a no-show at the McHenry County Board meeting Tuesday night.
McHenry County Board Chairman Calls For Carlos Acosta's Resignation Following Arrest In A.J. Freund CaseFriday night the chairman of the board was calling on fellow board member Carlos Acosta, the caseworker assigned to A.J., to resign.
Former DCFS Caseworker, Supervisor Arrested On Child Endangerment Charges In Connection With A.J. Freund CaseA former Illinois Department of Children and Family Services caseworker and his supervisor who both worked on the A.J. Freund case have been arrested on child endangerment charges.
Plea Deal Expected Next Month For Andrew Freund, Charged With The Murder Of His 5-Year-Old Son A.J.During a status hearing on Friday, McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt set a tentative Dec. 9 trial date for Freund, 61.
JoAnn Cunningham Moved To Downstate Prison To Serve 35-Year Sentence In Murder Of Her Son, A.J. FreundCunningham was moved from the McHenry County Jail to the Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln on Tuesday, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Andrew Freund's Attorney In 'Pretty Serious Negotiations' With Prosecutors After JoAnn Cunningham's 35-Year Sentence In Murder Of A.J. FreundSpecial Public Defender Henry Sugden told McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt "the state and I have been engaged in pretty serious negotiations" ever since JoAnn Cunningham's guilty plea.
JoAnn Cunningham Sentenced To 35 Years For The Murder Of AJ Freund"Miss Cunningham was responsible for that life. And now she must be responsible for his death."
JoAnn Cunningham To Learn Sentence Today In Murder Of Her Son, A.J. FreundDuring her sentencing hearing on Thursday, JoAnn Cunningham asked the judge for forgiveness, saying she loved A.J., the 5-year-old son she admitted killing.
'I Would Give My Life To Have A.J. Back;' JoAnn Cunningham Tearfully Begs For MercyThere was testimony about one of several police visits to the family's Crystal Lake home prior to AJ's murder, which exhibited clear signs of abuse, drugs and neglect. Prosecutors showed pictures from inside the cluttered, dirty home, including some of AJ's crib in a filthy room with a padlock on the door to lock him inside.
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