Report: 123 Children Died In 2019 Fiscal Year, Despite Contact With Illinois Department Of Children And Family ServicesOf the 123 deaths in the fiscal year that ended last June, 24 were ruled homicides, 37 were accidental, 34 were natural, seven were suicide and 21 were undetermined.
Former DCFS Worker Defends Handling Of A.J. Freund CaseCarlos Acosta and a supervisor were fired from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services after a lengthy disciplinary process.
Two DCFS Workers Tied To A.J. Freund Case No Longer Working With AgencyTwo DCFS workers involved in the A.J. Freund case are no longer with the state child protection agency.
JoAnn Cunningham's Story Changes, Admitting Murder; Earlier She Told CBS 2: 'I'd Rather Kill Myself Than Hurt My Child'In an exclusive interview earlier this year, JoAnn Cunningham told CBS 2’s Brad Edwards that she didn’t kill her son, A.J.
AJ Freund's Mother, JoAnn Cunningham, Pleads Guilty To 5-Year-Old Boy's MurderCunningham and AJ's father, Andrew Freund, were charged with a combined 61 counts in April, including murder, aggravated battery, and concealing a homicide.
AJ Freund's Former Crystal Lake Home To Be Demolished, Judge Gives The OKA judge gave Crystal Lake permission to tear down a dark reminder of young AJ Freund's death.
In Latest Failure, DCFS Left 10-Year-Old With Psychological Problems In An Office, For 30 HoursWorkers for the state's child welfare agency knowingly left a 10-year-old child with psychological problems in their office for 30 hours, failing to place the child in a proper facility.
DCFS Attorneys Won't Defend 2 Staffers Who Were Involved In AJ Freund Case, CBS 2 Has LearnedThe lead attorneys for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services have said they will not defend two staffers assigned to the AJ Freund case when the 5-year-old boy died, CBS 2 has learned.
After AJ Freund's Death, DCFS Problems In McHenry County 'Have Gotten Worse,' State's Attorney SaysIn the months since the death of AJ Freund, the McHenry County State’s Attorney says the system that failed the Crystal Lake five-year old has actually gotten worse.
Plea Deal Might Be Coming For Andrew Freund In Murder Of Son AJ FreundAndrew Freund is charged with murdering of his 5-year-old son, AJ Freund, and trying to cover it up. On Thursday, CBS 2 learned he is working on a plea deal.
Sources: DCFS Moving To Fire 3 Employees Involved In A.J. Freund CaseThe firings of DCFS investigators Carlos Acosta and Kathleen Gold, and their supervisor Andrew Polovin were recommended by the agency’s inspector general in a confidential written report prepared for the head of DCFS.
2 Illinois Child Welfare Workers Are Sued Over AJ Freund's DeathA lawsuit contends that two state child welfare workers ignored clear signs that the boy was being abused months before his death.
Crowd Celebrates What Would Have Been AJ Freund's Birthday, Marches For JusticeDozens of people in Crystal Lake came together Sunday to celebrate the life of AJ Freund.
ONLY ON 2: JoAnn Cunningham, Charged With Killing Son AJ Freund, Opens Up To CBS 2's Brad EdwardsIn a series of exclusive conversations with CBS 2's Brad Edwards, JoAnn Cunningham opened up about her life and the murder charges against her in the death of her son, AJ Freund.
Sketches: JoAnn Cunningham Opens Up