Teen Spends 67 Days Longer Than Necessary In Psychiatric Ward, And Now DCFS Is Fighting His Request To Tell His StoryA teenager spent months longer than necessary locked in a psychiatric hospital, and now out and in the custody of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, he wanted to share his story.
Cook County Public Guardian Says State Health Care Change Could Put 18,000 Foster Kids At RiskMedical care for 18,000 foster children is at risk, according to Cook County Public Guardian Charles Golbert.
Advocates Say System Failed 4-Year-Old Tate Thurman, Whose Abuse, Death Chillingly Reminds Advocates Of AJ Freund CaseWhile the AJ Freund story made national headlines, some child advocates say another case – that of 4-year-old Tate Thurman – has eerie similarities as it unfolds in Central Illinois.
Illinois DCFS Inspector General Report Says 56 Children With Agency History Have Died In Last 6 MonthsWe must act with a sense of urgency – that is what the inspector general for the Department of Children and Family Services said about improving the embattled agency.
Questions Mount As To Whether DCFS Was Grading Itself In Audit Of Child Abuse HotlineThe results of an audit of the Illinois child abuse hotline were released Thursday, and the reviews were not good. But even larger questions are emerging over whether the agency being audited was grading itself.
Criminal Charges Filed After Grace Watanabe, 98, Was Bilked Out Of Life SavingsFinally, there is some justice for a 98-year-old woman who was swindled out of her life savings – at least that is how the Cook County Public Guardian sees it.
CBS 2 Investigates: Why Was Former CPS Security Guard Free For 10 Years After Being Fired Amid Claims Of Abuse?A Chicago Public Schools security guard was forced to resign back in 2009 after an investigation found that he sexually exploited a student. But he wasn't charged for 10 years after that.
2 Investigators: Sweepstakes Winner WoesSuppose you won $1 million in a lottery or sweepstakes. You'd be set for life, right? Not necessarily, as 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.