Cook Co. Sheriff Tom Dart: Parent Coaching Programs Can Curb AbuseIllinois had more than 31,000 children with substantiated cases of maltreatment in 2018, and increase of 10% over the previous year.
Calls To Crisis Hotlines Soar Amid Stay-At-Home OrderSince the stay-at-home order began, calls to crisis hotlines have soared.
Amid Stay-At-Home Order, Worries Mount That Child Abuse Isn't Being ReportedCrimes against children are down significantly since schools closed for the coronavirus pandemic. But that is not necessarily such good news.
Dramatic Drop In Reports Prompts Worries That Children Are Being Neglected, Abused During COVID-19 Stay-At-Home OrderAs we practice social distancing to combat the coronavirus, there was some fear and worry Tuesday night that some children are being neglected – if not abused – during the stay-at-home mandate in the fight against coronavirus.
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.
Feds Pull Funding From Chicago Lakeshore Hospital Amid Claims Of Child AbuseOn Tuesday, the federal government pulled its funding from Chicago Lakeshore Hospital amid allegations of physical and sexual abuse of children.
Woman Charged With Dragging 5-Year-Old Boy By His Hair At Rush Copley Emergency RoomA 25-year-old woman has been arrested on three felony charges, after she was caught on video dragging a 5-year-old by the hair inside Rush Copley Medical Center on Monday, police said.
Aurora Police Investigating After Video Shows Woman Dragging 5-Year-Old By His HairAurora police are investigating a possible child abuse case that was captured on camera inside of an Aurora hospital emergency room.
One-Year-Old's Death Ruled Homicide In South Shore
Waukegan Father Who Held Daughter In Basement Asks For Reduced BondWaukegan father Randy Swopes, accused in July of locking his daughter in a basement because he believed she was possessed is still in custody, but he’s asking for a new court hearing to get his bond lowered.
Uproar After Judge OK's Freeing Most New Mexico Compound DefendantsThe controversy was stoked even further when court officials condemned threats of violence made against the judge who issued the ruling and evacuated several administrative court offices as a precaution.
Children Found In New Mexico Compound Were Training For School Shootings, Prosecutors SayIn court filings, prosecutors only said they believe the children received advance weapons training and did not provide further details.
Boy's Remains Found At Compound Where 11 Starving Children Lived In FilthNine months after young Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj disappeared from Georgia, his family's worst nightmare may be realized in New Mexico.
Search For Missing Toddler Leads To Discovery Of 11 Emaciated ChildrenWhat started as a search for a 3-year-old Georgia boy led to a horrid discovery 1,400 miles away.
Waukegan Mother Released After Holding Daughter In Basement, Father Still In CustodyIn 2006, the family was investigated for medical neglect for refusing treatment for their son based on religious reasons.